Iran Review > Interviews
Iran and US Should Take Note of Each Other’s Concerns
Monday, February 17, 2014

Frank Wisner
Ambassador Frank Wisner took part in a one-to-one interview with Iran Review to discuss his viewpoints regarding the recent agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany and the future of relations between Iran and the United States. What follows is the text of the interview.

Congress New Sanctions Bill Scuttles the Geneva Deal
Friday, January 24, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Iran Review conducted an interview with Prof. Afrasiabi regarding the proposed sanctions bill by the U.S. Senate, the implementation of the Joint Plan of Action and the difficulties ahead and President Rouhani’s difficult path for reaching a comprehensive agreement with the West over Iran’s nuclear program. What follows is the text of the interview.

Cordial Ties with Southern Neighbors, Serve Iran's National Interests Best
Friday, January 24, 2014

Qasem Mohebbe-Ali
In order to help facilitate the nuclear negotiations until a positive result is achieved, and break more important grounds in negotiations with the P5+1 group, we must also try in parallel to promote our policies in the region. These two goals are complementary and the final fruit of achieving them will be put in the same basket: a basket which can be better described as the national interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iran's Opponents in Syria Case Suffer from Strategic Color Blindness
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Gholamali Khoshroo
The first step is for countries taking part in the Geneva II conference to become committed to finding a political solution to Syria crisis. These countries should note that a military solution will only lead to the destruction of the country and its people and will have no other result but to deal serious blows to Islam and the national interests of an independent country. Therefore, they should put a leash on terrorism and do not allow foreign terrorists to enter Syria. At the same time, measures should be taken to stop both the intervention of foreign states in Syria, and operations by terrorist groups in that country.

Iran-Saudi Détente, Requisite of Regional Peace
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mohammad Shariati Dehaqan
The way that both countries of Iran and Saudi Arabia are currently treating each other is not appropriate. If the existing differences between Iran and Saudi Arabia are solved though a diplomatic process, then all other regional issues and crises from Yemen and Bahrain to Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria would be solved. Reaching understanding on common interests and sufficing to realizing a minimum of both countries’ interests is the silver bullet which will solve many problems.

Diplomacy Offers Best Possible Outcome for Iran-US
Monday, January 13, 2014

Trita Parsi
Iran Review had the opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview with Trita Parsi about US Senate’s new bill (Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013), differences between the US Congress and the White House, Iranian parliament’s (Majlis) drafting of new bill for raising the level of uranium enrichment to 60 percent, and resolution of deep-rooted differences between Iran and the United States.

Why UN Resolution Adopted Iran's ‘World Against Violence and Extremism’ Proposal?
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Gholamali Khoshroo
At an international level, in order to build a society free from violence and in a bid to control all forms of extremism, we need to put some reins on the bullying trend that is vogue in international relations nowadays. Even within our own country, ethics and all kinds of behaviors should pivot round rationality and justice. 

Riyadh Involved in Political and Intelligence Mischief in Beirut
Sunday, January 5, 2014

Mohammad Ali Mohtadi
There have been many reports coming out of Lebanon during recent days indicating that hundreds of Takfiri terrorists have poured into that country from Syria. They are reportedly planning to carry out various terrorist operations in the violence-wracked country. For a long time now, Saudi Arabia has been following a policy of confrontation with the resistance front in the region, which has practically pitted that country against such major regional players as Iran, Syria, Iraq and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement. 

Iran’s New Regional Politics
Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Mostafa Dolatyar
Taking into consideration the very complex security situation in the region, i.e. Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, to name a few, and taking note of the very fact that Iran could be a very helpful hand to address this “security complex”, there is no other choice indeed, for the US and its allies, but to ask Iran to join in for a collective effort.

The United States Should Not Attach Its Interests to Israel
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ray McGovern
In order to discuss the U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, the growing threats of the phenomenon of Islamophobia in the United States, the War on Terror project launched by the former U.S. President George W. Bush, the U.S. human rights record and the future of Iran’s nuclear program, Iran Review conducted an exclusive interview with former CIA executive and political analyst Ray McGovern.

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