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Background Discussion with Hossein Mousavian

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Interview with Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Hossein Mousavian, Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University, Former Iran’s Ambassador to Germany and Former Spokesman for Iran’s nuclear file met in Berlin with Members of the German Bundestag, representatives of government agencies and selected think tanks. Hossein Mousavian talked about the Iranian nuclear program and the challenges for a peaceful conflict resolution between Iran and the West. A special emphasis was put on the role of Europe in this regard.

A former associate of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said no amount of sanctions will be able to spur the country to surrender its nuclear program, even though restrictions have debilitated the economy.

Hossein Mousavian, a former spokesman for Rouhani when he was Iran’s nuclear negotiator, told a panel in Hamburg that even as sanctions have affected the lives of ordinary Iranians, the country will never give up its right to enrich uranium under the auspices of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

“It’s impossible,” Mousavian, who is a research scholar at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, told an audience today at the Koerber Foundation in the northern German port city. “It doesn’t matter what kind of sanctions you impose, Iran is not willing to forgo their rights under international rules.”

Watch the Video: http://www.koerber-stiftung.de/mediathek/player/interview-with-hossein-mousavian.html

*Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian ambassador and spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators, is a research scholar at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. His latest book is The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Memoir.

Source: Koerber Stiftung
http://www.koerber-stiftung.de/

More By Ambassador Hossein Mousavian:

*Obama and Rouhani Should Talk More Often: http://www.iranreview.org/content/Documents/Obama-and-Rouhani-Should-Talk-More-Often.htm

*US-Iran Talks Are An Opportunity for Reconciliation that Must Not Be Wasted: http://www.iranreview.org/content/Documents/US-Iran-Talks-Are-An-Opportunity-for-Reconciliation-that-Must-Not-Be-Wasted.htm

*The US with Iran in Syria: http://www.iranreview.org/content/Documents/The-US-with-Iran-in-Syria.htm

*Photo Credit: Princeton University

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