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Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 7 pm
“Revisiting the Nuclear Agreement between Iran and the US, the JCPOA”
Talk by Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former nuclear negotiator for Iran and nuclear policy specialist at Princeton University.
Centre Congregational Church. Sanctuary
193 Main St., Brattleboro, VT


P5+1 and Iran representative pose prior to the announcement of an agreement on Iran nuclear talks on April 2, 2015 at the The Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology

The 2015 nuclear deal struck between Iran and six world powers – the US, UK, Russia, France, China, and Germany – was the signature foreign policy achievement of Barack Obama’s presidency. The initial framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, lifted crippling economic sanctions on Iran in return for limitations to the country’s controversial nuclear energy programme, which international powers feared Iran would use to create a nuclear weapon. But Mr Obama’s close association with the deal put it in the crosshairs of his successor, Donald Trump, who has claimed that the deal was too lenient and that Iran has broken parts of the agreement

U.S. President Donald Trump reluctantly signed the Iran sanctions waiver on Jan. 12—a decision that must be made every 120 days under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—but promised that it would be the last time if the three European signatories (the United Kingdom, Germany and France, or “the P3”) cannot agree on substantial changes to the nuclear deal. That May 12 deadline, when Trump must decide whether to certify that Iran is in compliance, is rapidly approaching. This timely talk comes on the eve of that decision.

In his talk, Dr. Mousavian will assess the Iran nuclear deal and the lessons for US-Iran diplomacy that can be learned from it.


Hintergrundgespraech mit Hossein Mousavian, Princeton University, Koerber Stiftung Berlin, 23.03.2012. Foto: Marc Darchinger www.darchinger.comDr. Mousavian is a Middle East Security and Nuclear Policy Specialist 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.  His latest book, “Iran and the United States: An Insider’s view on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace” was published by Bloomsbury Publishers in May 2014.

You can learn more about the Iran Nuclear Deal and this talk here

You can learn more about Seyed Hossein Mousavian here and by visiting his web site:



  1. Greetings, Could you please what time is the dinner?? and what time is the film and then what time is discussion? Thanks
    Cheers, Bill Guenther

    • Dear Bill,

      We are working on the schedule now. We are thinking that the dinner will be served at 6 pm after the introduction, talk and questions. The film would start shortly after that. Please do RSVP if you would like to join us for dinner.

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