Iran Review > Interviews
Saudi Arabia’s Survival Depends on Iran-US Tension: Part 1
Sunday, June 19, 2011

Recent developments in the region, assassination of Osama bin Laden and a direct call by the US President Barack Obama on Israel to return behind 1967 borders and pave the way for the establishment of a Palestinian state are three sides of a historical triangle not only in the Middle East, but for the whole world. In the following interview with Khabar Online, Seyed Mohammad Sadeq Kharrazi, has discussed regional developments from a whole new angle and has explained position of Iran and its foes in the region.

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Amano’s Report Entails Threats
Monday, May 30, 2011

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano has distributed his latest Safeguards Report on the nuclear program of Iran among 35 member states of IAEA and members of the United Nations Security Council. In the following interview, Dr. Ghahremanpour director of Disarmament Studies Group at the Center for Strategic Research discusses the contents and consequences of the report.

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Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Practical Capacities for Iran
Monday, May 23, 2011

A recent meeting of foreign ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization wrapped up in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on May 14. Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is among important regional organizations to which Iran has not acceded yet (for a variety of reasons) though accession could have many outcomes for Iran. Although experts maintain that Russia is bent on assuming leadership of the organization, the recent meeting provided the Iranian diplomats with a good opportunity. Iran and Eurasia Research Center (IRAS) has conducted the following interview with Dr. Mohsen Shariatinia, an expert on Asia and faculty member of the Institute for Trade Studies and Research to review practical capacities that SCO offers our country.

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Three Ways to Reduce Human Rights Pressures
Monday, May 16, 2011

The Geneva-based Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on March 24, 2011, deciding to appoint a special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. When put into force, this would be the fourth human rights rapporteur to be appointed for Iran after Aguilar, Galindo Pohl, and Capithorne. Tehran Emrooz Daily has discussed this issue in the following interview with Mahmoud Reza Golshanpazhooh, Executive Editor of Iran Review.

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Iran-Pakistan Relations Overshadowed by Secondary Factors
Monday, May 16, 2011

The death of Bin Laden has introduced a new factor to already ambiguous relations between Iran and Pakistan. Mohammad Khoddadi Iran’s former consul general in Lahore does not consider tension with the eastern neighbor in Iran’s best interests and notes that Pakistan is a country where the national anthem is sung in Persian. He notes that secondary factors always worked to keep Iran distant from Pakistan.

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Qatar and Iran...and Saudi Arabia
Sunday, May 8, 2011

On Monday of last week, Iranian FM Ali Akbar Salehi made a one-day visit to Doha to meet the Qatari crown prince and foreign minister. Hossein Ruyvaran, Middle East expert, discusses the implications of Iran's relations with Qatar.

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Tranquility Will Reign Iran-Arabs Relations
Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Seyed Hossein Mousavi analyzes Iran’s relations with Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and maintains that restitution of stability in Arab countries will change tone of (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council toward Iran.

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Iran Should Seek Détente with Arabs
Friday, April 29, 2011

Ali Jannati, former Iranian ambassador to Kuwait, reflects on recent tensions between Iran and Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and while criticizing domestic press, believes that Iran should seek détente and build confidence with its Arab neighbors.

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Iran’s Diplomacy Is Passive
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Massoud Edrisi, who has served as Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon, maintains that recent positions taken on Iran by the Lebanese former Prime Minister Saad Hariri are rooted in the current developments of the Middle East and tension in Tehran’s relations with Riyadh. Criticizing Iran’s passive approach to regional developments, he believes that Iran should adopt a more active diplomatic approach.

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The Prospect of Iran-US Relations in the Iranian New Year
Friday, April 8, 2011

Kayhan Barzegar maintains that “Competitive interaction” will dominate the Iran-US relations in the year ahead. Regarding the nuclear issue, the main problem is that the US statesmen are looking for a win-loss solution, win for the US and lose for Iran. In a win-win strategy, both sides may achieve their goals. If the United States and international community are concerned about a possible military diversion, they should fulfill this concern through international supervisory mechanisms.

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