Tag Archives: US-Iran

How Obama can push the Saudis to talk to Iran

Following the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action last year, the United States has been attempting to assure its Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) allies that this will not open the way to Iranian-US rapprochement. “My view has never been that we should throw our traditional allies overboard in favor of Iran,” President Barack […]

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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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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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Conference Report: Iran and the World: Issues and Perspectives

The 14th War and  Peace in the 21st Century seminar, held at the Palau de Pedralbes on January 16th 2016, organised by CIDOB and the Barcelona City Council in collaboration with ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Politics and supported by “la Caixa” Foundation assessed the current domestic context in Iran and the regional implications of the implementation of the nuclear deal […]

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Despite Iran Deal, U.S.-Iran Relations Still Very Much Up in the Air

The implementation of the Iran nuclear deal was a landmark achievement. Iran has at last received long-awaited sanctions relief after fulfilling its obligations under the agreement, verified last week by a report released by the International Atomic Energy Agency. It remains unclear, however, if the way has now been cleared for greater economic development and […]

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Saudi Arabia vs Iran: Who is to blame for the row?

As tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran continue to escalate, who is to blame for the feud and is there an end in sight? In this episode of UpFront, a close ally to the Iranian president debates a former adviser to the Saudi royal family. Read More “Saudi Arabia vs Iran: Who is to blame […]

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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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Building on the Iran Deal: Steps Toward a Middle Eastern Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone

The July 14 agreement between Iran and the six-country group known as the P5+1 established a set of important limitations and related transparency measures on Iran’s nuclear activities. Approved unanimously by the UN Security Council on July 20, the agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, aims “to ensure that Iran’s nuclear […]

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