Tag Archives: Sanctions

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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Obama Administration Will Hand Off Iran Portfolio To An Uncertain Future

“The relationship between Kerry and Zarif was hugely impactful in terms of reaching the [nuclear deal] and continuing cooperation afterwards. However, because it is more a personal relationship and not institutionalized, it is hard to imagine how this level of dialogue can continue once Obama leaves office,” Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former nuclear negotiator for […]

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Obama Needs to Protect the Iran Deal

The United States, along with France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia, reached a historic deal with Iran last July that lifts most sanctions in return for curbs on Iran’s nuclear program. The deal, codified in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and endorsed by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, specifically includes allowing non-American […]

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U.S. Torpedoing the Nuclear Deal Will Reaffirm Iran’s Distrust

The nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 world powers last summer, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was predicated on a basic give-and-take. In exchange for Iran agreeing to intrusive international inspections and monitoring and limits on its enrichment and heavy water capacity for a confidence-building period, the P5+1 would […]

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