Tag Archives: Sanctions

The right question to ask about the Iran nuclear deal

“Trump’s apparent hope that Iran will offer unilateral concessions is questioned by Iran experts. ‘I don’t believe Tehran would be ready at all to renegotiate the deal,’ said Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian official who now teaches at Princeton University but remains in touch with his ex-colleagues. He called the idea a ‘nonstarter.’” Read […]

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Understanding Iranian threat perceptions

“At its root, the underlying reason behind misconstrued perceptions of Iran’s foreign policy intentions is the lack of dialogue between regional powers. As things stand, there are no fora for regional powers to communicate their concerns and grievances to one another. Instead, rival states resort to self-serving narratives to gain influence in the realm of […]

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Assessing the state of the Iran nuclear deal

“There has now been one year of successful Iranian implementation of the JCPOA despite repeated US violations of the spirit of the deal. However, the Trump administration’s saberrattling over Iranian missile tests is set to undo the deal, while its new sanctions under the umbrella of human rights, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and regional […]

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Irán anuncia reciprocidad ante las sanciones de EEUU por el misil

“Es un procedimiento normal de reforzar el sistema de defensa iraní”, explica Hossein Mousavian, antiguo portavoz nuclear iraní y actual investigador en la Universidad de Princeton (EEUU). Read More “Irán anuncia reciprocidad ante las sanciones de EEUU por el misil,” El Pais, February 3, 2017.

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Iran’s dos and don’ts under Trump

This brings about threats and opportunities for Iran, the Iranian policymaker says. “The 38-year history of the Islamic Republic shows that it has performed well in the face of threats but acted weakly in putting to use its opportunities,” Mousavian stated. “Iran’s dos and don’ts under Trump,” Iranian Diplomacy, November 13, 2016. Read More  

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Newsmaker Interview: Seyed Hossein Mousavain

A former Iranian ambassador discusses the Iran nuclear deal and Presidential politics. Seyed Hossein Mousavian is an expert on U.S.-Iran relations. Mousavian says the nuclear deal will close Iran’s pathway to a nuclear bomb, and dismisses criticisms by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump that the agreement is a bad deal for the United States. This […]

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How to kick-start Iran-US regional cooperation

The solution is to not fall for this psychological ploy. International banks and companies should rest assured that nuclear-related sanctions on Iran are gone for good and that there is nothing the United States can do — neither now nor in the future — to reimpose them without destroying its credibility at the same time. […]

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