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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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Building on the Iran Nuclear Deal for International Peace and Security

“This article examines the major factors that brought Iran and the EU3+3 to the negotiating table and led to a successful deal. Those factors included each side’s willingness to cash in its main bargaining chips (a short breakout time for Iran and sanctions for the U.S.), a change in leadership in each country, and a […]

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Inside The Real (And Really Secret) Middle East Peace Process

“The Iranians, always they have shown readiness,” said Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat who worked on engaging the Saudis. “During the late King Abdullah’s era, Riyadh was ready to hear what the Iranians say, but no more in [current King] Salman’s era.” Read More “Inside The Real (And Really Secret) Middle East Peace […]

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Turkish Heritage Organization: “Old Rivalries, New Dynamics” Surrounding the Syria Crisis

Turkish Heritage Organization: “Old Rivalries, New Dynamics” Surrounding the Syria Crisis During THO’s December 7, 2017 panel at the National Press Club – “Lessons from the Syria Crisis: Old Rivalries, New Dynamics” – former high-level government officials addressed the effect of the Syria conflict on traditional relationships and tensions between actors like Russia, Turkey, Iran, […]

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Former Ambassadors Discuss U.S.-Iran Relations and the Nuclear Deal

“Two former diplomats and experts of foreign relations visited Hamilton College on Nov. 30 for a discussion on U.S.–Iran relations and the nuclear deal. Thomas Pickering and Seyed Hossein Mousavian answered questions from moderator Emad Kiyaei, the Sol M. Linowitz Visiting Professor of International Affairs, and from the audience.” Read More “Former Ambassadors Discuss U.S.-Iran […]

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Interview: Former Iranian Diplomat To Discuss Nuclear Deal At Hamilton College

“One of President Obama’s policies reversed by the Trump administration is the nuclear agreement with Iran, which President Trump refused to recertify, saying it was not in America’s interest. Thursday evening at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, former U.N. Ambassador Thomas Pickering will be part of a discussion on U.S.-Iran relations and the nuclear […]

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Unprecedented Anti-Iran Tendencies Gain Momentum in White House

“[D]uring the Trump administration and with taking this opportunity, the unified Tel Aviv-Riyadh-Abu Dhabi lobby has fully succeeded in imposing its demands on the decision-making system in Washington against Iran, and they are not facing serious obstacles.” Read More “Unprecedented Anti-Iran Tendencies Gain Momentum in White House,” Iran Front Page, December 1, 2017.

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US, UAE, Saudi Arabia Forming Alliance against Iran

“It has been months that the lobbyists from Riyadh, Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi are urging the White House to cut off the tail of the region’s snake (the Lebanese Hezbollah movement) before cutting off Iran’s head. There are signs that a triangle comprising Washington, Tel Aviv and Riyadh is taking shape to counter Iran […]

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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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