Tag Archives: Sanctions

Killing the Iran nuclear deal will be bad for the U.S.

“If Trump follows through with his ultimatum and chooses to leave the JCPOA, his decision will have long-term consequences not only for the United States but also for global attempts to control nuclear proliferation.”  Read More   “Killing the Iran nuclear deal will be bad for the U.S.,” Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Reuters, January 18, 2018.

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The wrong way to address Iran’s missile program

“[T]o discriminate against Iran for its military capabilities while US officials insist on policies of ‘regime change’ and ‘all options on the table’ signals to Iranian decision-makers that the United States seeks to weaken Iran’s means of deterrence to more easily attack it. This, in turn, compels Tehran to invest more in developing effective deterrents. […]

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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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