This edition: Prospects for US-Iran Relations
Original tape date: December 13, 2012.
First aired: April 22, 2013.
Speaker: Seyed Hossein Mousavian.
Ambassador Mousavian is singularly qualified to speak on prospects for U.S.-Iran relations. An Iranian policymaker and scholar, he headed the Foreign Relations Committee of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) during the presidency of Mohammad Khatami; served on Iran's nuclear diplomacy team in negotiations with the European Union and International Atomic Energy Agency; and served as foreign policy advisor to SNSC Secretary Ali Larijani.
Mousavian had previously been editor-in-chief of the influential daily Tehran Times. A prolific author then and now, his most recent book is The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Memoir, published this year by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.