Tag Archives: Sanctions

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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Iran showed goodwill to remove US hostility: Mousavian

Addressing meeting of Global Relations Council in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, Syyed Hossein Mousavian described the relations between Iran and the US as the most complicated in today’s world of diplomacy. Read More “Iran showed goodwill to remove US hostility: Mousavian,” The Iran Project, April 2, 2016.

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Iran-Europe Ties: Past, Present, and Future

Seyyed Hossein Mousavian, a former official at Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and an ex-member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team, has spoken about the efforts made by different Iranian administrations within the past decades to enhance the country’s ties with Europe, and the requirements for having sustainable ties with the European Union. Read More […]

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Dealing With Iran: The Key Word Is ‘Respect’

In “Talk to Tehran, but Talk Tough” (Op-Ed, Jan. 19), Nicholas Burns, a former under secretary of state, calls for President Obama and whoever succeeds him to find a “right balance” on Iran that straddles “between cooperation on nuclear issues and containment of Iranian aggression.” The surefire way to ensure that Iran abandons its obligations […]

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France jockeying for Iranian business after nuke deal

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat and newspaper editor, said the West had come to a “better understanding of Syrian crisis” and no longer opposed Assad but was now “convinced he is a part of solution”. Read More “France jockeying for Iranian business after nuke deal,” Hjer M’tiri, AA, January 26, 2016.

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L’Iran d’Hassan Rohani est une chance pour la France (French)

Le président iranien Hassan Rohani est arrivé à Paris le 27 janvier. Cette visite marque le début d’une nouvelle ère des relations politiques et économiques entre les deux pays. Les conséquences d’un approfondissement de leurs liens se feront sentir au Proche-Orient et en Europe. Reste à savoir si ces pourparlers directs entre les présidents français […]

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America needs Iranian cooperation

When the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 world powers kicked off with renewed hope after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration in August 2013, ­­­Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quick to endorse the diplomatic efforts but also stressed that the “U.S. government is not trustworthy.” Indeed, the main impediment to normal relations […]

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Why U.S. businesses could lose big in Iran

“In the end, it is the U.S. which should ultimately decide whether they want to take advantage of economic relations with Iran or not,” says Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a research scholar at Princeton and former Iranian ambassador to Germany.  Read More “Why U.S. businesses could lose big in Iran,” Heather Long, CNN Money, January 11, […]

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A rejection of the nuclear deal could lead to radicalism in Iran

With the ongoing domestic in-fighting in the United States and Iran over the nuclear deal — which has already become legally binding by way of a U.N. Security Council resolution — it has become clear that Congress poses the biggest risk for the deal falling through. Congress’s ability to play a spoiler role comes not […]

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