Tag Archives: Sanctions

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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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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