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The Iran Dialogues – 1. “Talking to Iran”

Written on March 12, 2013 by Roberto Arribas in Arts & Humanities, General

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The Iran Dialogues – 1.

“Talking to Iran”

Ambassador Seyyed Hossein Mousavian, Princeton University 

  • Madrid, Wednesday 13 March 2013
  • 17:00-18:30 at IE, C/ Maria de Molina11, Aula Magna iran2

The challenge of the nuclear issue, and the question of the international sanctions against Iran, have “crowded out” all other issues in dialogue with (and on) Iran, especially those where it has been demonstrated that it is possible for Iran and the US to find some important common ground, such as in Afghanistan, Syria and other issues. If the nuclear issue has been turned into a zero-sum-game, other issues could present an opportunity to both widen the scope of discussions between Iran and the West, and to get closer to a solution of the nuclear problem. Furthermore, for both sides in this dialogue, internalising a closer understanding of culturally-specific concepts which condition the starting points for dialogue negotiations – on both sides – will be critical for establishing a framework which allows both sides to come out as “winners”. 

“Talking to Iran” is the first in a series of discussions to be held in Spain as part of the Iran Dialogues series. 

Dr. Hossein Mousavian is an associate research scholar at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. From 1997 to 2005, he was the head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran’s National Security Council; from 2003 to 2005, he served as spokesman for Iran in its nuclear negotiations with the European Union. He is author of “The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Memoir” published by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in June 2012.

(Spanish Version)

Diálogos de Irán – 1

Embajador Seyyed Hossein Mousavian,

Princeton University 

Madrid, Miércoles 13 de Marzo 2013-03-12

17:00-18:30 at IE, C/ Maria de Molina11, Aula Magna 

El desafío de la emisión nuclear y la cuestión de las sanciones internacionales contra Irán  han “desplazado” el resto de asuntos que permanecen en diálogo con Irán, especialmente aquellas que demuestran que sería posible que Irán y EEUU podrían encontrar importantes puntos de encuentro, como en Afganistán y Siria. Si el problema nuclear se ha convertido en un ‘zero-sum-game’, otros problemas podrían presentar una oportunidad para que ambos amplíen sus negociaciones entre Irán y Occidente y, a su vez, acercarse a una solución para el problema nuclear. Además, para ambas partes en este diálogo, un mayor entendimiento de los conceptos culturales que condicionan los puntos de partida para las negociaciones del diálogo – por ambas partes – será fundamental para dar con un resultado que posicione a ambos como ganadores. 

“Hablando con Irán” es la primera de varias discusiones que han tenido lugar en España como parte de la serie de Diálogos con Irán.

Dr. Hossein Mousavian es investigador asociado en la Escuela Woodrow Wilson de Asuntos Públicos e Internacionales en la Universidad de Princeton. De 1997 a 2005, fue el cabeza del Comité de Relaciones Exteriores del Consejo Nacional de Seguridad de Irán, desde 2003 a 2005, ocupó el cargo de portavoz de Irán en las negociaciones nucleares con la Unión Europea. Es autor de “The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Memoir “, publicado por la Fundación Carnegie para la Paz Internacional en junio de 2012.

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