Seyed Hossein Mousavian

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  • موسويان 2017-07-16 14:50

    Understanding Iranian threat perceptions

    A pervasive perception in US policy circles and among US allies is that Iran seeks hegemony in the Middle East. Israel and other regional states often claim that Iran wishes to "revive the Persian Empire." While such claims would be dismissed as farcical by any Iranian official, it is important to note that such sentiment lies at the root of the current standoff between Iran, its regional rivals and the United States.

  • Mousavian 2017-06-18 13:07

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    This is why Iran should play a major role in the negotiations to ban nuclear weapons

    Since the advent of nuclear weapons, nations and grassroots movements across the world have sought to eliminate the risk they pose to life on Earth through nuclear prohibition and disarmament.

  • Mousavian 2017-05-28 19:51

    Saudi Arabia not ready to engage with Iran: former diplomat

    TEHRAN – Former Iranian nuclear negotiator Seyed Hossein Mousavian has said that unlike some regional countries such as Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, Saudi Arabia is not ready to engage with Iran.

  • Mousavian-Iran-.jpg 2017-05-26 12:26

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    7 perils of Trump's attempt to isolate Iran

    US President Donald Trump’s landmark speech in Saudi Arabia May 21 signals a reversal of policy from the Barack Obama administration and will ratchet up tensions with Iran. A day after a record-breaking 42 million Iranians signaled their desire to engage the world by re-electing President Hassan Rouhani, Trump appeared in an autocratic monarchy to call on “nations of conscience” to “isolate” Iran.

  • Seyed Hossein Mousavian 2017/04/29

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian 

    Resolving the Afghanistan crisis

    The U.S.-led war in Afghanistan has not only continued unabated for over 15 years, making it America’s longest war, but has no end in sight.

  • Mousavian-Iran-.jpg 2017-04-15 14:24

    Trump’s Syria strike puts America at the precipice of another Middle East war

    A week after the Trump administration made the decision to launch a cruise missile strike against Syria’s Shayrat air base, it is no surprise that the attack dangerously increased tensions in the Syrian civil war and emboldened forces that aim to maintain a state of chaos in the country.

  • Mousavian-Iran-.jpg 2017-03-30 12:53

    The GCC’s three options for dealing with Iran

    Anyone who follows international politics knows that the rivalry between Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is bitter and has exacerbated the various conflicts raging across the Middle East.

  • James Mattis 2017-03-02 21:51

    Trump’s ‘moderate’ defense secretary has already brought U.S. to the brink of war

    DID YOU KNOW that the Trump administration almost went to war with Iran at the start of February?

  • egypt 2017-03-02 11:31

    Egyptian-Iranian détente a boon for the region and beyond

    In the Middle East, the two most contiguous cultures are the Egyptian and Persian civilizations. For ages, they stood as beacons of durable learning and contributed immeasurably to human progress.

  • Seyed Hossein Mousavian 2017-02-18 11:21

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    Designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorists will have dire consequences

    Such overt U.S. hostility towards Iran would be the nail in the coffin of any hopes to improve ties between the two states

    According to reports, the Trump administration is considering designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization, even as senior U.S. defense and intelligence officials have warned against such a move. Of course, the IRGC and the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) have been bitterly at odds for over three decades. In the early 1980s, after Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Iran, both forces were established and assumed responsibility for their country’s extra-territorial actions. CENTCOM’s area of responsibility ? the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia ? is in Iran’s neighborhood and overlaps with the area of responsibility of the Qods Force, the IRGC’s foreign operations wing.

  • حسین موسویان  2017-02-13 11:47

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    Eight reasons why Trump’s start on the Middle East is frightening      

    Donald Trump’s Middle East policies began with two major decisions, one to ban entire Muslim populations and another to impose sanctions on Iran. Both threaten to undo the Iran nuclear deal. His new sanctions over a recent Iranian missile test targeting Iranian and non-Iranian individuals and entities, including some from Lebanon, the UAE, and China. The international impact of these sanctions is clearly meant to instill more fear into global firms from doing business with Iran. 

  • موسویان 3 2017-01-08 11:15

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian 

    What Trump needs to know about Iran

    For as unnerved as many world leaders were with Donald Trump’s election, they will have no choice but to work with the president of the world’s most powerful country. One exception, however, will be Iran, which has come to develop one of the most hostile relationships in all international politics with the United States.