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Geneive Abdo’s Op-Ed On Iran Election Is Published At Brookings

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In the days before Iran’s June 14 presidential election, some Iranian commentators wrote that Iran’s foreign policy agenda will not change no matter who wins the poll due to United States and European Union sanctions.

“The next Iranian president will not be able to revert to (Mohammed ) Khatami’s nuclear strategy because the nuclear file has already been referred to the Security Council, nor to (President Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad’s strategy, because the multinational and unilateral sanctions should be lifted,” Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former nuclear negotiator now living in the United States who is to some degree a messenger for some factions within the Iranian state, wrote on the website Al Monitor.

To read the full op-ed, click here.

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