Ali Vaez

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Ali Vaez said : “There is no doubt these protests are serious, in terms of their scale and scope,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Patrick Pinault ) : "Tehran, by seeing concessions as tantamount to weakness, and Washington by taking unrest as evidence [that its] max pressure policy could undermine or perhaps even collapse the Iranian government," External link

rferl Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “There is no doubt these protests are serious, in terms of their scale and scope,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Interestingly, [on Nov. 10] Iran’s [Ministry of Foreign Affairs] spokesperson said Iran will do everything in its power to clarify what has happened to Levinson,” “This might have been reported to Trump and he might have decided to give it a push” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “steps that the Europeans feared Iran would take,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "The important point here is because of the economic downturn in Iran, generally there is a slowdown in the construction business, and as a result, Iran needs less raw material than before," External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Most of the Iranian companies engaged in these kinds of activities do not publicize them," "Sometimes they use shell companies so that you don't know that a particular company is of Iranian origin. At the end of the day, this is a very elaborate game of cat and mouse, with the Iranians trying to obfuscate and operate in the shadows, and the U.S. Treasury trying to spotlight and designate them" External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "The important point here is because of the economic downturn in Iran, generally there is a slowdown in the construction business, and as a result, Iran needs less raw material than before," External link

voanews Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Most of the Iranian companies engaged in these kinds of activities do not publicize them," "Sometimes they use shell companies so that you don't know that a particular company is of Iranian origin. At the end of the day, this is a very elaborate game of cat and mouse, with the Iranians trying to obfuscate and operate in the shadows, and the U.S. Treasury trying to spotlight and designate them" External link

voanews Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “It really appears that with O’Brien becoming national security adviser, that the path to negotiating a prisoner release has reopened, and I think that is a good thing,” External link

al-monitor Saturday, November 2, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about President Trump ) : "I know President Trump is reluctant (to do a prisoner swap), but the only solution to get these Americans back home is to engage in some quid pro quo with Iran," External link

iran-daily Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "It's one of most important levers that the Iranians have to get the Trump administration to the negotiating table," "Since U.S.-Iran mediation efforts by world leaders such as French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have come to naught, Iran is trying to use the prisoner card to establish a communication channel, which could evolve into a broader discussion with the U.S. about how to resolve their current standoff," External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about President Trump ) : "I know President Trump is reluctant (to do a prisoner swap), but the only solution to get these Americans back home is to engage in some quid pro quo with Iran," External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez added : "If the arrangement is limited to a swap of prisoners (and does not include a transfer of cash), it would be more palatable politically in Washington," External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "It's one of most important levers that the Iranians have to get the Trump administration to the negotiating table," "Since U.S.-Iran mediation efforts by world leaders such as French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have come to naught, Iran is trying to use the prisoner card to establish a communication channel, which could evolve into a broader discussion with the U.S. about how to resolve their current standoff," External link

voanews Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about President Trump ) : "I know President Trump is reluctant (to do a prisoner swap), but the only solution to get these Americans back home is to engage in some quid pro quo with Iran," External link

voanews Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez added : "If the arrangement is limited to a swap of prisoners (and does not include a transfer of cash), it would be more palatable politically in Washington," External link

voanews Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Hassan Rohani ) : “For Rouhani, talking to Trump is a liability,” External link

nytimes Friday, October 11, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told ( about Emmanuel Macron ) : “It is reality that both sides believe that the package Macron put together was workable,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Again, the only problem was choreography, and that is why both believe that this is not the end of the road,” “The concept of the package remains viable” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The idea initially was basically to reach a cease-fire agreement in which the US would stop imposing sanctions on Iran and provide it with some economic reprieve,” “In return, the Iranians would stop their escalation both in the nuclear realm and in the region. That was the idea” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “But then the president [Trump] appeared more anxious for a grander bargain,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “And so this would open the way for the US to come back to the P5+1, and to engage in broader negotiations,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “I think both the Iranians and the Trump administration understand that there are not a lot of different formulas that would help them avoid further escalation that could easily spin out of control,” “That is why they are not keen on new initiatives to mediate between them. The French initiative remains the only game in town” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Mr Trump ) : “For Rouhani, talking to Trump is a liability,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “For Rouhani, talking to Trump is a liability,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “For Rouhani, talking to Trump is a liability,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Hassan Rohani ) : “For Rouhani, talking to Trump is a liability,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Hassan Rohani ) : “For Rouhani, talking to Trump is a liability,” External link

nytimes Monday, September 30, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The major hangup was choreography and sequencing,” External link

iran-daily Saturday, September 28, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The major hangup was choreography and sequencing,” External link

nytimes Saturday, September 28, 2019 4:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran is quite experienced in living under economic duress ... In the past few years, its non-oil exports have grown significantly and so has their trade with neighboring countries like Iraq and Afghanistan,” “Iran can also smuggle oil and generate some revenue” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “It is easy for officials to talk about resisting America’s pressure. They don’t have to be worried about the rent or increasing prices of goods,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran is quite experienced in living under economic duress ... In the past few years, its non-oil exports have grown significantly and so has their trade with neighboring countries like Iraq and Afghanistan," "Iran can also smuggle oil and generate some revenue" External link

wsau Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "It is easy for officials to talk about resisting America's pressure. They don't have to be worried about the rent or increasing prices of goods," External link

wsau Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran is quite experienced in living under economic duress ... In the past few years, its non-oil exports have grown significantly and so has their trade with neighboring countries like Iraq and Afghanistan," "Iran can also smuggle oil and generate some revenue" External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "It is easy for officials to talk about resisting America's pressure. They don't have to be worried about the rent or increasing prices of goods," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

nytimes Friday, September 20, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

nytimes Friday, September 20, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “We are caught in this vicious circle,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “We are caught in this vicious circle,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “What is clear is that the strategy of bombing Yemenis and starving Iranians into submission is more likely to backfire than bring the desired results,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “What is clear is that the strategy of bombing Yemenis and starving Iranians into submission is more likely to backfire than bring the desired results,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 16, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "So what could start as a limited tit-for-tat has the potential of quickly turning into a regional conflagration," External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 16, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Lebanese Hezbollah is likely to fire hundreds of thousands of rockets and missiles into Israel, Israel is likely to retaliate against southern Lebanon, and maybe even Syria," External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 16, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

msn-uk Monday, September 16, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

msn-uk Monday, September 16, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Saudi ) : “be quite reluctant to start a war with Iran over Saudi Arabia,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 16, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

msn-uk Monday, September 16, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

msn-uk Monday, September 16, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 16, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 16, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

msn-uk Monday, September 16, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

msn-uk Monday, September 16, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

nytimes Monday, September 16, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

nytimes Monday, September 16, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration chose the perfect to be the enemy of good enough, thus endangering the JCPOA — a plan that has prevented Iran from becoming another North Korea," External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Unlike North Korea, Iran has domestic politics. No Iranian politician can afford to negotiate under duress with a US president who continues to bully and insult the Iranian leadership," External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration chose the perfect to be the enemy of good enough, thus endangering the JCPOA — a plan that has prevented Iran from becoming another North Korea," External link

dw-en Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Unlike North Korea, Iran has domestic politics. No Iranian politician can afford to negotiate under duress with a US president who continues to bully and insult the Iranian leadership," External link

dw-en Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration chose the perfect to be the enemy of good enough, thus endangering the JCPOA — a plan that has prevented Iran from becoming another North Korea," External link

deutschewelle-sw Friday, September 13, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Unlike North Korea, Iran has domestic politics. No Iranian politician can afford to negotiate under duress with a US president who continues to bully and insult the Iranian leadership," External link

deutschewelle-sw Friday, September 13, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration chose the perfect to be the enemy of good enough, thus endangering the JCPOA — a plan that has prevented Iran from becoming another North Korea," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 13, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Unlike North Korea, Iran has domestic politics. No Iranian politician can afford to negotiate under duress with a US president who continues to bully and insult the Iranian leadership," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 13, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration chose the perfect to be the enemy of good enough, thus endangering the JCPOA — a plan that has prevented Iran from becoming another North Korea," External link

dw-en Friday, September 13, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Unlike North Korea, Iran has domestic politics. No Iranian politician can afford to negotiate under duress with a US president who continues to bully and insult the Iranian leadership," External link

dw-en Friday, September 13, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “The Trump administration chose the perfect to be the enemy of good enough, thus endangering the JCPOA – a plan that has prevented Iran from becoming another North Korea,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 13, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “Unlike North Korea, Iran has domestic politics. No Iranian politician can afford to negotiate under duress with a US president who continues to bully and insult the Iranian leadership,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 13, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “There is no evidence that Iran has had an active nuclear weapons program since 2003. But if the JCPOA collapses and Iran is attacked by the US or Israel, all bets will be off,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 13, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration chose the perfect to be the enemy of good enough, thus endangering the JCPOA - a plan that has prevented Iran from becoming another North Korea," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 13, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Unlike North Korea, Iran has domestic politics. No Iranian politician can afford to negotiate under duress with a US president who continues to bully and insult the Iranian leadership," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 13, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “There is precedent for Mnuchin playing the more pragmatic role,” “If you remember, when the administration was debating reissuing waivers for civil nuclear cooperation, Bolton [was] reportedly against it, [and] Mnuchin was in favor of renewing those waivers. He won the debate. And so if the president has decided to empower Mnuchin into looking into options for sanctions relief, that is a wise choice” External link

al-monitor Friday, September 6, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about President Trump ) : “The problem is, the maximum of what he [Trump] is willing to give the Iranians falls short of the minimum the Iranians would need to justify a bilateral meeting with President Trump,” External link

al-monitor Friday, September 6, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I don’t think the French initiative is at this stage doomed,” “But the odds of it succeeding are not that promising” External link

al-monitor Friday, September 6, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “My sense is that this is most probably another attempt by the president’s national security team to sabotage another mediation effort which has the potential to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the US,” External link

al-monitor Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “basically burning that initiative before it even began,” External link

al-monitor Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “My understanding is President Macron was planning to present Trump with a potential package on the sidelines of the G-7 meeting in France later this month,” External link

al-monitor Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “What comes out of Washington is highly confusing to the Iranians,” External link

al-monitor Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “an intermediary who can put together a package that would usher in some kind of tactical detente and which could eventually bring both sides to the negotiating table,” External link

al-monitor Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "I'm afraid that the leadership in Tehran might have come to the conclusion that noncompliance and pushback have become more fruitful for them than compliance and restraint," External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, August 5, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I’m afraid that the leadership in Tehran might have come to the conclusion that noncompliance and pushback have become more fruitful for them than compliance and restraint,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, August 5, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "This proves to the Iranians that the Trump administration is basically not interested in diplomacy," External link

middleeasteye Friday, August 2, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "On the one hand they say they're interested in reaching a better and broader deal with Iran," "But then they turn around and sanction Iran's diplomat in chief" External link

middleeasteye Friday, August 2, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Further military buildup in the region would increase the risk of miscalculation,” External link

iran-daily Friday, August 2, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “exposes a tension in the US administration argument, in the sense that you can’t say you are primarily interested in diplomacy with Iran, and at the same time, sanction Iran’s diplomat in chief,” “The other tension in the administration argument about Zarif: At the same time they say he does not matter in Iran as a decision-maker, they sanction him for being part of the supreme leader’s office” External link

al-monitor Thursday, August 1, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “It really puts the incoherence on full display,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, August 1, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Look, they know he is an effective messenger for Iran and that is precisely what they dislike about him,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, August 1, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez says : “Their last dollar will go to Hezbollah and Hamas and to other groups,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez says : “Their last dollar will go to Hezbollah and Hamas and to other groups,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Iraqi government cannot afford to alienate either side,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I asked a very senior Iranian official a few months ago of all of these flash points around the region -- from the Strait of Hormuz, to Yemen, to the Golan Heights, to Iraq, to Lebanon -- which one worries him the most?” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Iraqi government cannot afford to alienate either side,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Iranians see themselves under siege,” “They don’t perceive just an economic warfare being waged against them by the Trump administration. They see multidimensional conflict, which has different elements, information warfare, covert operations. And as such, for a government that even on a good day is quite paranoid, it is not entirely unexpected for them to have the perception that there are really people out there to get them” External link

thehill Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez added : “Without putting a concrete offer on the table, I don’t think this will go very far,” “We have to wait and see if there is anything concrete there” External link

al-monitor Saturday, July 20, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I think Rand Paul has one major advantage and one major disadvantage,” “The advantage is his direct link to the president, so he can go around [national security adviser John] Bolton and [Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo. The disadvantage is that he does not know the Iranians, and he is not familiar with the culture of nuances” External link

al-monitor Saturday, July 20, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Engagement with Trump directly is an idea that has gained currency in Iran,” External link

nytimes Friday, July 19, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

dw-en Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “not a new position by the Iranians,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:56:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “For the administration to jump on this as a sign of ‘maximum pressure’ softening the Iranian position and opening up the door over negotiations over the missile program is at best a sign of desperation, and at worst a complete misreading of the dynamics in Iran,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:56:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “The problem, at this stage, is of the two possible tracks [for US-Iran dialogue], which is a prisoner swap and a kind of ‘JCPOA plus’ negotiation, the previous one was preconditioned by the United States on the Iranians freeing the [detained] Americans to signal that they are serious,” External link

al-monitor Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez added : “I think that is exactly what [mediators] are trying to do: Freeze the cycle of escalation,” “That pause could open the door for further negotiations” External link

al-monitor Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about John Bolton ) : “If Macron is to promise anything to the Iranians, to change their calculations, he needs some greenlighting from the White House,” “And every time they want to do that, Bolton is able to block them” External link

al-monitor Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “The problem, at this stage, is of the two possible tracks [for US-Iran dialogue], which is a prisoner swap and a kind of ‘JCPOA plus’ negotiation, the previous one was preconditioned by the United States on the Iranians freeing the [detained] Americans to signal that they are serious,” External link

al-monitor Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez added : “I think that is exactly what [mediators] are trying to do: Freeze the cycle of escalation,” “That pause could open the door for further negotiations” External link

al-monitor Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about John Bolton ) : “If Macron is to promise anything to the Iranians, to change their calculations, he needs some greenlighting from the White House,” “And every time they want to do that, Bolton is able to block them” External link

al-monitor Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Certainly European efforts can help buy time, but it's not really going to save the Iranian economy," "That kind of support can come from Asia. If China were to go back to its original level of oil imports from Iran, I think without any doubt the Iranian economy could stay afloat, at least until US presidential elections in 2020" External link

euronews-en Friday, July 12, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez tells : “But they can inject significant amount of export credit into INSTEX to lift it off the ground and turn it into a meaningful channel. More EU states can also join in or establish similar mechanisms,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez tells : “But they can inject a significant amount of export credit into INSTEX to lift it off the ground and turn it into a meaningful channel. More EU states can also join in or establish similar mechanisms,” External link

mehrnews-en Tuesday, July 9, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran won’t go back to the negotiating table empty handed,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, July 7, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “Iran won’t go back to the negotiating table empty handed,” “The more it comes to the conclusion that it has no choice other than engaging the Trump administration, the likelier it is that Tehran would resuscitate its nuclear program to restore its leverage. That means that a new round of talks will have to pass through another perilous nuclear standoff” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, July 7, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran won’t go back to the negotiating table empty handed,” “The more it comes to the conclusion that it has no choice other than engaging the Trump administration, the likelier it is that Tehran would resuscitate its nuclear program to restore its leverage. That means that a new round of talks will have to pass through another perilous nuclear standoff” External link

financialexpress Sunday, July 7, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran won’t go back to the negotiating table empty handed,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, July 7, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “Iran won’t go back to the negotiating table empty handed,” “The more it comes to the conclusion that it has no choice other than engaging the Trump administration, the likelier it is that Tehran would resuscitate its nuclear program to restore its leverage. That means that a new round of talks will have to pass through another perilous nuclear standoff” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, July 7, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

timesfreepress Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

thegardenisland Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

fox13memphis Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

theage Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

smh Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

watoday Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

asianage Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

firstpost Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “The Trump Administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

business-standard Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

accesswdun Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

startribune Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, July 4, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

business-standard Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:33:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Patrick Pinault ) : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

seattlepi Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

ohio Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

wsaw Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

wkyt Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

wral Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

mynews13 Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Patrick Pinault ) : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:21:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

statesman Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, July 3, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “During times of extreme economic duress, people are most focused on trying to make ends meet,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, July 1, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “During times of extreme economic duress, people are most focused on trying to make ends meet,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, July 1, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “During times of extreme economic duress, people are most focused on trying to make ends meet,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, July 1, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “During times of extreme economic duress, people are most focused on trying to make ends meet,” External link

msn-uk Monday, July 1, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “During times of extreme economic duress, people are most focused on trying to make ends meet,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, July 1, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The thing is, the less the Iranians have to lose, the less risk averse they will become,” External link

al-monitor Friday, June 28, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “But the problem with the prisoner swap is it was preconditioned by the US, which demanded Iran release one or two Americans first to demonstrate seriousness and their ability to deliver,” “The problem on the JCPOA-related negotiations is they were preconditioned by the Iranians, who asked the US to provide sanctions relief as a sign of good will” External link

al-monitor Friday, June 28, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The solution may be to link the two, and to have the Trump administration provide Iran with some reprieve [from sanctions] in return for the release of US prisoners and allow both sides to step back from the brink, and pave the way for broader negotiations,” External link

al-monitor Friday, June 28, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "The Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign has led to a climate that is ripe for inadvertent conflict," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Unemployment is rising along with inflation, while the currency has lost two-thirds of its value and the economy is shrinking at the rate of 6 per cent," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran is unlikely to block the Strait of Hormuz as it constitutes Tehran’s own [economic] lifeline. Most of Iran’s remaining energy exports and imports pass through the strait,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, June 24, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If Iran's leadership comes to the conclusion that it has no choice other than talking to Washington, it will do so only after it has resuscitated its leverage," External link

thespec Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I worry that the Iran has interpreted this as the president’s extreme aversion to getting the U.S. in another war and come to the conclusion that they still have some space to push back,” “If they don’t get what they want, they will continue to escalate and sooner or later there will be a pattern of behaviour that becomes intolerable for the U.S” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I worry that the Iran has interpreted this as the president’s extreme aversion to getting the US in another war and come to the conclusion that they still have some space to push back,” “If they don’t get what they want, they will continue to escalate and sooner or later there will be a pattern of behavior that becomes intolerable for the US” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 22, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez added : “Iran has significant manpower and a network of proxies and partners around the region that could be activated to deter direct attacks on Iranian soil,” External link

foxnews Friday, June 21, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “It is clear that maximum pressure has rendered the Iranians more – not less – belligerent,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 21, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “The Iranians will not negotiate with a gun to their head,” “They’re afraid that if they accept to engage the Trump administration – which is strangulating their economy – this would not alleviate pressure but only invite more” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 21, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “It is clear that maximum pressure has rendered the Iranians more – not less – belligerent,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 21, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “The Iranians will not negotiate with a gun to their head,” “They’re afraid that if they accept to engage the Trump administration – which is strangulating their economy – this would not alleviate pressure but only invite more” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 21, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez added : "That would not just involve the Iranians and the Americans, but the entire region would be put on fire," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, June 21, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Iran might have the motivation to conduct such attacks, but absent hard proof, it is hard to rule out that it wasn't the act of a spoiler who wanted to make sure that Iran and the US remain on a collision course amid Japanese efforts to de-escalate tensions," External link

abc-au Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Iran might have the motivation to conduct such attacks, but absent hard proof, it is hard to rule out that it wasn't the act of a spoiler who wanted to make sure that Iran and the US remain on a collision course amid Japanese efforts to de-escalate tensions," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Iran might have the motivation to conduct such attacks, but absent hard proof, it is hard to rule out that it wasn't the act of a spoiler who wanted to make sure that Iran and the US remain on a collision course amid Japanese efforts to de-escalate tensions," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This was an entirely predictable consequence of the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal and maximum pressure strategy,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:38:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This was an entirely predictable consequence of the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal and maximum pressure strategy,” External link

nytimes Monday, June 17, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If Iran is behind these attacks, it clearly shows that a U.S. policy relying solely on coercion can backfire," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, June 16, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If Iran is behind these attacks, it clearly shows that a U.S. policy relying solely on coercion can backfire," External link

sinacom-en Saturday, June 15, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, June 15, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If Iran is behind these attacks, it clearly shows that a U.S. policy relying solely on coercion can backfire," External link

peopledaily Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States," External link

philly Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If Iran is behind these attacks, it clearly shows that a U.S. policy relying solely on coercion can backfire," External link

chinabroadcast Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States," External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, June 15, 2019 4:43:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States," External link

nzherald Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If Iran is behind these attacks, it clearly shows that a U.S. policy relying solely on coercion can backfire," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, June 15, 2019 1:59:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “If Iran is the culprit, the Trump Administration has only itself to blame for pushing Tehran to take aggressive steps that it has eschewed since the worst days of the Iran-Iraq War,” External link

jpost Friday, June 14, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, June 14, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States," External link

houstonchronicle Friday, June 14, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Mike Pompeo ) : “It is quite stunning that Pompeo gave no time and space for conducting a proper investigation before blaming Iran,” External link

time Friday, June 14, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Mike Pompeo ) : “It is quite stunning that Pompeo gave no time and space for conducting a proper investigation before blaming Iran,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 14, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez added ( about President Trump ) : “If Iran was behind it, it is very clear the maximum-pressure policy of the Trump administration is rendering Iran more aggressive, not less. If Iran was not behind it, then it’s clear some other actor in the region could be trying to engineer a Gulf of Tonkin incident,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, June 14, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, June 14, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, June 14, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "In many ways, I feel like this is a 1914 moment for the region, that a single incident could put the entire region on fire," External link

nbcnews Friday, June 14, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, June 14, 2019 1:55:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 13, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “Probably what Prime Minister Abe is going to suggest is a meeting between President Rouhani and President Trump on the sidelines of UNGA,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I don’t know if Abe is going to Iran with concrete suggestions some kind of freeze [on US secondary sanctions] potentially could modify the Iranian position, to make it worth the political cost of sitting down with President Trump,” “But absent that kind of gesture from the Trump administration, basically making the first concessions to the Iranians, I doubt there will be any kind of meeting” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The problem is he believes that maximum pressures and threats are a negotiating strategy,” External link

nytimes Friday, June 7, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I have the impression, because the pressure of sanctions has been more effective than the Iranians anticipated, that they are now considering in a more serious way the North Korean option,” “Not necessarily talks that result in a deal, but talks that result in a freeze. Or that would create some kind of reprieve” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told ( about Mike Pompeo ) : “My impression is that Pompeo understands that the president has been running out of patience with the maximum pressure policy,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “My guess is probably what PM Abe is going to suggest is a meeting between [Iranian President Hassan] Rouhani and President Trump on sidelines of the UN General Assembly [in New York this fall],” “This might be the last good opportunity for a meeting like this” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez explains : "All of a sudden, you have a news headline that takes over the world which comes from a rather dubious and questionable sourcing," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, May 27, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “It is absolutely not surprising if we see Iran start flexing its muscles in the region where it has a pretty strong hand and it has the potential to exact a cost on the U.S. and its allies in the region,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “If the economic situation in Iran as a result of sanctions starts spiraling out of control, that's when the system in Iran would welcome a confrontation with the U.S. because that would change the subject domestically,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “It is absolutely not surprising if we see Iran start flexing its muscles in the region where it has a pretty strong hand and it has the potential to exact a cost on the U.S. and its allies in the region,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “If the economic situation in Iran as a result of sanctions starts spiraling out of control, that's when the system in Iran would welcome a confrontation with the U.S. because that would change the subject domestically,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “Couldn’t ask for a better ally than the Trump administration,” External link

kuwaittimes Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “I couldn't ask for a better ally than the Trump administration,” External link

iol Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "a lot of non-state actors in the region who could take steps that would push the two sides into a direct confrontation," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "a lot of non-state actors in the region who could take steps that would push the two sides into a direct confrontation," External link

msn-uk Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "a lot of non-state actors in the region who could take steps that would push the two sides into a direct confrontation," External link

pulse Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "a lot of non-state actors in the region who could take steps that would push the two sides into a direct confrontation," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "a lot of non-state actors in the region who could take steps that would push the two sides into a direct confrontation," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "a lot of non-state actors in the region who could take steps that would push the two sides into a direct confrontation," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "a lot of non-state actors in the region who could take steps that would push the two sides into a direct confrontation," External link

afp-en Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez estime : "Le fait que chaque camp croit que l'autre ne veut pas la guerre augmente le risque de confrontation en créant de l'espace pour des erreurs d'interprétation, d'autant que les parties n'ont pas de canaux de communication" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “We've been hearing from the Saudis and the Emiratis that they expected to see Iranian escalation either in Yemen or the Red Sea to put pressure on their oil exports to Europe,” External link

politico-eu Monday, May 13, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “My sense is that they are going to break out of some of the limits on research and development,” External link

politico-eu Monday, May 13, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “We've been hearing from the Saudis and the Emiratis that they expected to see Iranian escalation either in Yemen or the Red Sea to put pressure on their oil exports to Europe,” External link

digitaljournal Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez afirma : “O Irã adotou medidas retaliatórias mínimas contra a pressão máxima exercida pelos Estados Unidos” “Essa escalada de tensões em câmera lenta é uma continuação da mesma estratégia adotada anteriormente: ganhar tempo, mantendo as esperanças de que vozes mais moderadas prevaleçam nas negociações sobre o Plano de Ação Conjunto Global (JCPOA, na sigla em inglês). A bola agora está nas mãos dos outros signatários do acordo, que devem escolher entre desafiar as sanções unilaterais dos Estados Unidos ou testemunhar cada vez mais violações iranianas que levarão ao eventual sepultamento do acordo” External link

ogloboglobo Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "But they have increasingly less to lose because the U.S. sanctions have effectively deprived them of all the benefits that the nuclear deal promised," External link

usaToday Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "But they have increasingly less to lose because the U.S. sanctions have effectively deprived them of all the benefits that the nuclear deal promised," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “They’ll discard the thresholds now, but are unlikely to surpass them within the 60-day window,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, May 9, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “We've been hearing from the Saudis and the Emiratis that they expected to see Iranian escalation either in Yemen or the Red Sea to put pressure on their oil exports to Europe,” External link

digitaljournal Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran has chosen an escalation in slow motion," External link

4-traders Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:55:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "But they have increasingly less to lose because the U.S. sanctions have effectively deprived them of all the benefits that the nuclear deal promised," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran has chosen an escalation in slow motion," External link

4-traders Wednesday, May 8, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about President Trump ) : “The presence of U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf is not unusual. What is unusual is the Trump administration’s level of bellicosity toward Iran,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about President Trump ) : “The presence of U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf is not unusual. What is unusual is the Trump administration’s level of bellicosity toward Iran,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about John Bolton ) : “Bolton has been itching for a fight with Iran for years now,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez tells : “If President Trump is serious about negotiating with Tehran, he ought to appoint an Iran envoy who doesn't belong to Bolton/Pompeo camp and has a history of positive working relations with Iran,” External link

tehrantimes Tuesday, May 7, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez tells : “If President Trump is serious about negotiating with Tehran, he ought to appoint an Iran envoy who doesn't belong to Bolton/Pompeo camp and has a history of positive working relations with Iran,” External link

mehrnews-en Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “We've been hearing from the Saudis and the Emiratis that they expected to see Iranian escalation either in Yemen or the Red Sea to put pressure on their oil exports to Europe,” External link

politico Tuesday, May 7, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “My sense is that this is primarily motivated by the fact that maximum pressure has produced minimum results, and the clock is ticking,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : “One overlooked consequence of the IRGC’s FTO designation is that criticizing the corps will now become nearly impossible for critics in Iran who will be accused of playing into the Trump administration’s hands,” External link

cknw Friday, April 12, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : “One overlooked consequence of the IRGC’s FTO designation is that criticizing the corps will now become nearly impossible for critics in Iran who will be accused of playing into the Trump administration’s hands,” External link

globalnews Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez says ( about Donald Trump ) : "Some in the Trump administration appear determined to provoke the IRGC into committing a mistake that would then justify taking military action against Iran," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, April 10, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "Some in the Trump administration appear determined to provoke the IRGC into committing a mistake that would then justify taking military action against Iran," External link

rferl Tuesday, April 9, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told ( about Patrick Pinault ) : “The administration is clearly trying to exploit this natural disaster to twist its knife and further discredit the Iranian government. But this is an exercise in futility,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Mike Pompeo ) : “If [Pompeo] really wants to demonstrate goodwill, he would be better off waiving the rules in the US,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Sistani's selective engagement with the more pragmatic forces of Iranian politics could boost Rouhani's domestic standing at a time that the discredited Iranian president needs it the most,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “zero-sum prism that [the United States] views much of its regional rivalry with Iran,” “Washington has to acknowledge that Tehran has soft-power advantages that the U.S. lacks,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I think he was looking for a pretext and I think the way he was treated with the Assad visit was quite insulting for any foreign minister,” “This was the last straw for Zarif. It was an emotional reaction” External link

nytimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “The president has surrounded himself with people who do not share his vision of getting a better deal with Iran,” External link

al-monitor Friday, March 1, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, February 28, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever,” External link

jordantimes Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

dw-en Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

firstpost Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

trust2 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

trust Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If it is up to Rohani, he'd either tap his chief of staff, Mahmud Vaezi, or Zarif's deputy, Abbas Araghchi [to replace Zarif]. Both men would bring more continuity than change to style and substance of Iran's foreign policy," "However, if a hard-liner like former Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian is imposed on the president by the deep state, it could augur a hardening of Iran's outlook on the outside world," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If it is up to Rohani, he’d either tap his chief of staff, Mahmud Vaezi, or Zarif’s deputy, Abbas Araghchi [to replace Zarif]. Both men would bring more continuity than change to style and substance of Iran’s foreign policy," "However, if a hard-liner like former Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian is imposed on the president by the deep state, it could augur a hardening of Iran's outlook on the outside world," External link

rferl Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:34:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Both sides are waiting and hoping for regime change in one another’s countries, but the clock in Washington is running faster than the clock in Tehran,” External link

politico-eu Friday, February 15, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "I doubt Washington will succeed in achieving this objective, because while many in Europe share US concerns with regards to Iran's regional activities and ballistic missiles programme, they don't agree with Washington's one-sided and maximalist view that Iran is the source of all evil in the region," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:14:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Wrecked by revolutionary turmoil and ravaged by years of war, sanctions and mismanagement, the Iranian economy has failed to fulfill its enormous potential, squandering the prosperity of an entire generation of Iranians,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 11, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Wrecked by revolutionary turmoil and ravaged by years of war, sanctions and mismanagement, the Iranian economy has failed to fulfill its enormous potential, squandering the prosperity of an entire generation of Iranians,” External link

bloomberg Sunday, February 10, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Wrecked by revolutionary turmoil and ravaged by years of war, sanctions and mismanagement, the Iranian economy has failed to fulfill its enormous potential, squandering the prosperity of an entire generation of Iranians,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “If you look at the range of ultimate objectives different people [in the administration] have in mind, from protests that pose an existential threat to the system, to change of behavior, to the Iranians coming back to the negotiating table, none of that is happening,” External link

iran-daily Friday, January 18, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Iranian economy is in dire straits but not a downward spiral,” “While the number of protests was higher in 2018 compared to previous years, their scale and scope remain limited” External link

iran-daily Friday, January 18, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about John Bolton ) : “So probably the objective here, especially with what Bolton is allegedly doing to prompt an inspection crisis, is to try to put the burden of blame around Iran’s neck,” “Basically, if you can't convince others that the JCPOA is dead, try to persuade them that the deal is already defunct as Iran is violating it by denying access to ‘suspect’ sites” External link

iran-daily Friday, January 18, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “If you look at the range of ultimate objectives different people [in the administration] have in mind, from protests that pose an existential threat to the system, to change of behavior, to the Iranians coming back to the negotiating table, none of that is happening,” External link

al-monitor Friday, January 18, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Iranian economy is in dire straits but not a downward spiral,” “While the number of protests was higher in 2018 compared to previous years, their scale and scope remain limited” External link

al-monitor Friday, January 18, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Now, the other point, which I think is key, is precisely because of this assessment,” External link

al-monitor Friday, January 18, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “If that happens, Iran will be able to bolster its defensive capabilities through purchasing Russian and Chinese conventional weapons. And at that stage, it would be much harder to go after their nuclear program,” “So that adds pressure on time. But there is no way to stop the UN Security Council from lifting the embargo unless the JCPOA is dead” External link

al-monitor Friday, January 18, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about John Bolton ) : “So probably the objective here, especially with what Bolton is allegedly doing to prompt an inspection crisis, is to try to put the burden of blame around Iran’s neck,” “Basically, if you can't convince others that the JCPOA is dead, try to persuade them that the deal is already defunct as Iran is violating it by denying access to ‘suspect’ sites” External link

al-monitor Friday, January 18, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "The threat from abroad is used as justification for restricting the amount of latitude given to civil society. The security forces benefit from the sanctions, because the Iranian system increasingly relies on them to survive, and to suppress criticism at home," External link

dw-en Monday, December 31, 2018 12:51:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "The threat from abroad is used as justification for restricting the amount of latitude given to civil society. The security forces benefit from the sanctions, because the Iranian system increasingly relies on them to survive, and to suppress criticism at home," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, December 31, 2018 12:38:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "The threat from abroad is used as justification for restricting the amount of latitude given to civil society. The security forces benefit from the sanctions, because the Iranian system increasingly relies on them to survive, and to suppress criticism at home," External link

dw-en Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:29:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "The threat from abroad is used as justification for restricting the amount of latitude given to civil society. The security forces benefit from the sanctions, because the Iranian system increasingly relies on them to survive, and to suppress criticism at home," External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:29:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The fight against corruption in Iran has always been subjective and used as a political football," External link

4-traders Wednesday, December 26, 2018 2:21:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “There is still no official link or a money trail between the Trump administration and Iranian opposition groups,” “But in the process of using platforms associated with Iran's regional foes to delegitimize the Islamic Republic, the opposition risks delegitimizing itself in the eyes of a highly nationalistic Iranian population” External link

al-monitor Saturday, December 15, 2018 2:35:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "has the cards to sabotage the process" External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 23, 2017 11:11:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Though both have attempted to build on common concerns, deep suspicions about the other's ambitions to benefit from the chaos have stopped them from reaching an arrangement that could lower the region's flames," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:11:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Though both have attempted to build on common concerns, deep suspicions about the other's ambitions to benefit from the chaos have stopped them from reaching an arrangement that could lower the region's flames," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "The IAEA has never had better access to Iran's military sites," "If the Trump administration loses this unprecedented access ... it will soon wish for it" External link

npr Thursday, September 14, 2017 1:09:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "The IAEA has never had better access to Iran's military sites," "If the Trump administration loses this unprecedented access ... it will soon wish for it" External link

npr Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:06:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia's new leadership is intent on cutting Iran down to size, and to date, there has been no high-level political contact between Tehran and Washington," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, August 3, 2017 10:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez souligne : "A terme, la Turquie et l'Iran devront vivre avec les conséquences des conflits qui font rage autour d'eux" External link

lematindz Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:33:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez souligne : "A terme, la Turquie et l'Iran devront vivre avec les conséquences des conflits qui font rage autour d'eux" External link

romandie Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:48:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Ruhollah Khomeini ) : “Ayatollah Khamenei’s rejection of national reconciliation is no surprise. It is in keeping with the unforgiving nature of Iranian politics and his character,” External link

latimes Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “As long as Ayatollah Khamenei lives, the door remains shut on Khatami and his close associates,” “They still have influence, but cannot regain power” External link

latimes Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez souligne : "A terme, la Turquie et l'Iran devront vivre avec les conséquences des conflits qui font rage autour d'eux" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:45:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Hassan Rohani ) : "With the deal in jeopardy, the system will be in vital need of Rouhani's team of smiling diplomats and economic technocrats to shift the blame to the US and keep Iran's economy afloat," External link

jpost Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:41:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Hassan Rohani ) : "With the deal in jeopardy, the system will be in vital need of Rouhani's team of smiling diplomats and economic technocrats to shift the blame to the US and keep Iran's economy afloat," External link

jpost Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:15:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Hassan Rohani ) : "With the deal in jeopardy, the system will be in vital need of Rouhani’s team of smiling diplomats and economic technocrats to shift the blame to the U.S. and keep Iran's economy afloat," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, February 10, 2017 9:56:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Hassan Rohani ) : "With the deal in jeopardy, the system will be in vital need of Rouhani’s team of smiling diplomats and economic technocrats to shift the blame to the U.S. and keep Iran's economy afloat," External link

reuters Friday, February 10, 2017 9:29:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The rules and regulations are changing by the hour, by the day. There’s a huge amount of uncertainty,” External link

post-gazette Friday, February 3, 2017 10:12:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "That is the leverage that the U.S. currently has, and I think the Iranians have already realized that without access to the U.S. financial system, they will have many difficulties for conducting trade," External link

rferl Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Besides tearing apart many families, this ban is materialising an objective that the leadership in Tehran has not been able to achieve for decades since the revolution," External link

reuters-in Sunday, January 29, 2017 10:56:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Besides tearing apart many families, this ban is materializing an objective that the leadership in Tehran has not been able to achieve for decades since the revolution," External link

reuters Sunday, January 29, 2017 10:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Assad ) : "Russia doesn't appear to share Iran's key priorities in Syria. Not only does Assad appear more dispensable to Russia than he is to Iran, but Russian officials also appear more comfortable with the concept of federalism in Syria than their Iranian counterparts," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:52:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran's first priority is to remind Turkey and Russia that no deal in Syria is feasible without taking Tehran's interest into account," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:52:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Assad ) : "Russia doesn't appear to share Iran's key priorities in Syria. Not only does Assad appear more dispensable to Russia than he is to Iran, but Russian officials also appear more comfortable with the concept of federalism in Syria than their Iranian counterparts," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran's first priority is to remind Turkey and Russia that no deal in Syria is feasible without taking Tehran's interest into account," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Assad ) : "Russia doesn't appear to share Iran's key priorities in Syria. Not only does Assad appear more dispensable to Russia than he is to Iran, but Russian officials also appear more comfortable with the concept of federalism in Syria than their Iranian counterparts," External link

middle-east-online_en Thursday, January 19, 2017 3:43:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran's first priority is to remind Turkey and Russia that no deal in Syria is feasible without taking Tehran's interest into account," External link

middle-east-online_en Thursday, January 19, 2017 3:43:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Assad ) : "Russia doesn't appear to share Iran's key priorities in Syria. Not only does Assad appear more dispensable to Russia than he is to Iran, but Russian officials also appear more comfortable with the concept of federalism in Syria than their Iranian counterparts," External link

afp-en Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:26:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran's first priority is to remind Turkey and Russia that no deal in Syria is feasible without taking Tehran's interest into account," External link

afp-en Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:26:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez says : “He was the pillar of pragmatism in Iran, the glue that kept a desperately divided camp together in the face of brutal pressure from the establishment,” External link

csmonitor Monday, January 9, 2017 9:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez says : “evolution from a founding father to loyal opposition was extraordinary,” “He came to embody Machiavelli’s adage: He who is the cause of another becoming powerful is ruined” External link

csmonitor Monday, January 9, 2017 9:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Patrick Pinault ) : "The Iranian establishment believes that it has to demonstrate to the United States that it has not agreed to the nuclear deal from a position of weakness lest Washington employs coercive pressure to alter Iran's regional or domestic policies," External link

cnn Wednesday, August 31, 2016 1:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "therefore feels that it has to reassure its main constituents that dealing with the 'devil' does not change the devil, or Iran's relations with it, and the system is not on the verge of a slippery slope of compromises that would end in its unraveling," External link

cnn Wednesday, August 31, 2016 1:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “are both pragmatists, consensus builders, and on the same page when it gets to prioritizing economic recovery,” External link

latimes Friday, June 3, 2016 7:43:00 PM EAT



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Ali Vaez said : “There is no doubt these protests are serious, in terms of their scale and scope,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Patrick Pinault ) : "Tehran, by seeing concessions as tantamount to weakness, and Washington by taking unrest as evidence [that its] max pressure policy could undermine or perhaps even collapse the Iranian government," External link

rferl Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “There is no doubt these protests are serious, in terms of their scale and scope,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Interestingly, [on Nov. 10] Iran’s [Ministry of Foreign Affairs] spokesperson said Iran will do everything in its power to clarify what has happened to Levinson,” “This might have been reported to Trump and he might have decided to give it a push” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “steps that the Europeans feared Iran would take,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "The important point here is because of the economic downturn in Iran, generally there is a slowdown in the construction business, and as a result, Iran needs less raw material than before," External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Most of the Iranian companies engaged in these kinds of activities do not publicize them," "Sometimes they use shell companies so that you don't know that a particular company is of Iranian origin. At the end of the day, this is a very elaborate game of cat and mouse, with the Iranians trying to obfuscate and operate in the shadows, and the U.S. Treasury trying to spotlight and designate them" External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "The important point here is because of the economic downturn in Iran, generally there is a slowdown in the construction business, and as a result, Iran needs less raw material than before," External link

voanews Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Most of the Iranian companies engaged in these kinds of activities do not publicize them," "Sometimes they use shell companies so that you don't know that a particular company is of Iranian origin. At the end of the day, this is a very elaborate game of cat and mouse, with the Iranians trying to obfuscate and operate in the shadows, and the U.S. Treasury trying to spotlight and designate them" External link

voanews Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “It really appears that with O’Brien becoming national security adviser, that the path to negotiating a prisoner release has reopened, and I think that is a good thing,” External link

al-monitor Saturday, November 2, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about President Trump ) : "I know President Trump is reluctant (to do a prisoner swap), but the only solution to get these Americans back home is to engage in some quid pro quo with Iran," External link

iran-daily Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "It's one of most important levers that the Iranians have to get the Trump administration to the negotiating table," "Since U.S.-Iran mediation efforts by world leaders such as French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have come to naught, Iran is trying to use the prisoner card to establish a communication channel, which could evolve into a broader discussion with the U.S. about how to resolve their current standoff," External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about President Trump ) : "I know President Trump is reluctant (to do a prisoner swap), but the only solution to get these Americans back home is to engage in some quid pro quo with Iran," External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez added : "If the arrangement is limited to a swap of prisoners (and does not include a transfer of cash), it would be more palatable politically in Washington," External link

voanews-sw Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "It's one of most important levers that the Iranians have to get the Trump administration to the negotiating table," "Since U.S.-Iran mediation efforts by world leaders such as French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have come to naught, Iran is trying to use the prisoner card to establish a communication channel, which could evolve into a broader discussion with the U.S. about how to resolve their current standoff," External link

voanews Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about President Trump ) : "I know President Trump is reluctant (to do a prisoner swap), but the only solution to get these Americans back home is to engage in some quid pro quo with Iran," External link

voanews Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez added : "If the arrangement is limited to a swap of prisoners (and does not include a transfer of cash), it would be more palatable politically in Washington," External link

voanews Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Hassan Rohani ) : “For Rouhani, talking to Trump is a liability,” External link

nytimes Friday, October 11, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told ( about Emmanuel Macron ) : “It is reality that both sides believe that the package Macron put together was workable,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Again, the only problem was choreography, and that is why both believe that this is not the end of the road,” “The concept of the package remains viable” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The idea initially was basically to reach a cease-fire agreement in which the US would stop imposing sanctions on Iran and provide it with some economic reprieve,” “In return, the Iranians would stop their escalation both in the nuclear realm and in the region. That was the idea” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “But then the president [Trump] appeared more anxious for a grander bargain,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “And so this would open the way for the US to come back to the P5+1, and to engage in broader negotiations,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “I think both the Iranians and the Trump administration understand that there are not a lot of different formulas that would help them avoid further escalation that could easily spin out of control,” “That is why they are not keen on new initiatives to mediate between them. The French initiative remains the only game in town” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Mr Trump ) : “For Rouhani, talking to Trump is a liability,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “For Rouhani, talking to Trump is a liability,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “For Rouhani, talking to Trump is a liability,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Hassan Rohani ) : “For Rouhani, talking to Trump is a liability,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Hassan Rohani ) : “For Rouhani, talking to Trump is a liability,” External link

nytimes Monday, September 30, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The major hangup was choreography and sequencing,” External link

iran-daily Saturday, September 28, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The major hangup was choreography and sequencing,” External link

nytimes Saturday, September 28, 2019 4:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran is quite experienced in living under economic duress ... In the past few years, its non-oil exports have grown significantly and so has their trade with neighboring countries like Iraq and Afghanistan,” “Iran can also smuggle oil and generate some revenue” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “It is easy for officials to talk about resisting America’s pressure. They don’t have to be worried about the rent or increasing prices of goods,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran is quite experienced in living under economic duress ... In the past few years, its non-oil exports have grown significantly and so has their trade with neighboring countries like Iraq and Afghanistan," "Iran can also smuggle oil and generate some revenue" External link

wsau Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "It is easy for officials to talk about resisting America's pressure. They don't have to be worried about the rent or increasing prices of goods," External link

wsau Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran is quite experienced in living under economic duress ... In the past few years, its non-oil exports have grown significantly and so has their trade with neighboring countries like Iraq and Afghanistan," "Iran can also smuggle oil and generate some revenue" External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "It is easy for officials to talk about resisting America's pressure. They don't have to be worried about the rent or increasing prices of goods," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

nytimes Friday, September 20, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

nytimes Friday, September 20, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “We are caught in this vicious circle,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “We are caught in this vicious circle,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “What is clear is that the strategy of bombing Yemenis and starving Iranians into submission is more likely to backfire than bring the desired results,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “What is clear is that the strategy of bombing Yemenis and starving Iranians into submission is more likely to backfire than bring the desired results,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 16, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "So what could start as a limited tit-for-tat has the potential of quickly turning into a regional conflagration," External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 16, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Lebanese Hezbollah is likely to fire hundreds of thousands of rockets and missiles into Israel, Israel is likely to retaliate against southern Lebanon, and maybe even Syria," External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 16, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

msn-uk Monday, September 16, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

msn-uk Monday, September 16, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Saudi ) : “be quite reluctant to start a war with Iran over Saudi Arabia,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 16, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

msn-uk Monday, September 16, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

msn-uk Monday, September 16, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 16, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 16, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

msn-uk Monday, September 16, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

msn-uk Monday, September 16, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran wants to show that instead of a win-lose contest, Iran can turn this into a lose-lose dynamic for everyone,” External link

nytimes Monday, September 16, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Plausible deniability is a trademark of Iran’s pushback strategy,” External link

nytimes Monday, September 16, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration chose the perfect to be the enemy of good enough, thus endangering the JCPOA — a plan that has prevented Iran from becoming another North Korea," External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Unlike North Korea, Iran has domestic politics. No Iranian politician can afford to negotiate under duress with a US president who continues to bully and insult the Iranian leadership," External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration chose the perfect to be the enemy of good enough, thus endangering the JCPOA — a plan that has prevented Iran from becoming another North Korea," External link

dw-en Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Unlike North Korea, Iran has domestic politics. No Iranian politician can afford to negotiate under duress with a US president who continues to bully and insult the Iranian leadership," External link

dw-en Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration chose the perfect to be the enemy of good enough, thus endangering the JCPOA — a plan that has prevented Iran from becoming another North Korea," External link

deutschewelle-sw Friday, September 13, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Unlike North Korea, Iran has domestic politics. No Iranian politician can afford to negotiate under duress with a US president who continues to bully and insult the Iranian leadership," External link

deutschewelle-sw Friday, September 13, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration chose the perfect to be the enemy of good enough, thus endangering the JCPOA — a plan that has prevented Iran from becoming another North Korea," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 13, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Unlike North Korea, Iran has domestic politics. No Iranian politician can afford to negotiate under duress with a US president who continues to bully and insult the Iranian leadership," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 13, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration chose the perfect to be the enemy of good enough, thus endangering the JCPOA — a plan that has prevented Iran from becoming another North Korea," External link

dw-en Friday, September 13, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Unlike North Korea, Iran has domestic politics. No Iranian politician can afford to negotiate under duress with a US president who continues to bully and insult the Iranian leadership," External link

dw-en Friday, September 13, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “The Trump administration chose the perfect to be the enemy of good enough, thus endangering the JCPOA – a plan that has prevented Iran from becoming another North Korea,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 13, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “Unlike North Korea, Iran has domestic politics. No Iranian politician can afford to negotiate under duress with a US president who continues to bully and insult the Iranian leadership,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 13, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “There is no evidence that Iran has had an active nuclear weapons program since 2003. But if the JCPOA collapses and Iran is attacked by the US or Israel, all bets will be off,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 13, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration chose the perfect to be the enemy of good enough, thus endangering the JCPOA - a plan that has prevented Iran from becoming another North Korea," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 13, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Unlike North Korea, Iran has domestic politics. No Iranian politician can afford to negotiate under duress with a US president who continues to bully and insult the Iranian leadership," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 13, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “There is precedent for Mnuchin playing the more pragmatic role,” “If you remember, when the administration was debating reissuing waivers for civil nuclear cooperation, Bolton [was] reportedly against it, [and] Mnuchin was in favor of renewing those waivers. He won the debate. And so if the president has decided to empower Mnuchin into looking into options for sanctions relief, that is a wise choice” External link

al-monitor Friday, September 6, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about President Trump ) : “The problem is, the maximum of what he [Trump] is willing to give the Iranians falls short of the minimum the Iranians would need to justify a bilateral meeting with President Trump,” External link

al-monitor Friday, September 6, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I don’t think the French initiative is at this stage doomed,” “But the odds of it succeeding are not that promising” External link

al-monitor Friday, September 6, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “My sense is that this is most probably another attempt by the president’s national security team to sabotage another mediation effort which has the potential to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the US,” External link

al-monitor Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “basically burning that initiative before it even began,” External link

al-monitor Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “My understanding is President Macron was planning to present Trump with a potential package on the sidelines of the G-7 meeting in France later this month,” External link

al-monitor Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “What comes out of Washington is highly confusing to the Iranians,” External link

al-monitor Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “an intermediary who can put together a package that would usher in some kind of tactical detente and which could eventually bring both sides to the negotiating table,” External link

al-monitor Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "I'm afraid that the leadership in Tehran might have come to the conclusion that noncompliance and pushback have become more fruitful for them than compliance and restraint," External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, August 5, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I’m afraid that the leadership in Tehran might have come to the conclusion that noncompliance and pushback have become more fruitful for them than compliance and restraint,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, August 5, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "This proves to the Iranians that the Trump administration is basically not interested in diplomacy," External link

middleeasteye Friday, August 2, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "On the one hand they say they're interested in reaching a better and broader deal with Iran," "But then they turn around and sanction Iran's diplomat in chief" External link

middleeasteye Friday, August 2, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Further military buildup in the region would increase the risk of miscalculation,” External link

iran-daily Friday, August 2, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “exposes a tension in the US administration argument, in the sense that you can’t say you are primarily interested in diplomacy with Iran, and at the same time, sanction Iran’s diplomat in chief,” “The other tension in the administration argument about Zarif: At the same time they say he does not matter in Iran as a decision-maker, they sanction him for being part of the supreme leader’s office” External link

al-monitor Thursday, August 1, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “It really puts the incoherence on full display,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, August 1, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Look, they know he is an effective messenger for Iran and that is precisely what they dislike about him,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, August 1, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez says : “Their last dollar will go to Hezbollah and Hamas and to other groups,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez says : “Their last dollar will go to Hezbollah and Hamas and to other groups,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Iraqi government cannot afford to alienate either side,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I asked a very senior Iranian official a few months ago of all of these flash points around the region -- from the Strait of Hormuz, to Yemen, to the Golan Heights, to Iraq, to Lebanon -- which one worries him the most?” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Iraqi government cannot afford to alienate either side,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Iranians see themselves under siege,” “They don’t perceive just an economic warfare being waged against them by the Trump administration. They see multidimensional conflict, which has different elements, information warfare, covert operations. And as such, for a government that even on a good day is quite paranoid, it is not entirely unexpected for them to have the perception that there are really people out there to get them” External link

thehill Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez added : “Without putting a concrete offer on the table, I don’t think this will go very far,” “We have to wait and see if there is anything concrete there” External link

al-monitor Saturday, July 20, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I think Rand Paul has one major advantage and one major disadvantage,” “The advantage is his direct link to the president, so he can go around [national security adviser John] Bolton and [Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo. The disadvantage is that he does not know the Iranians, and he is not familiar with the culture of nuances” External link

al-monitor Saturday, July 20, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Engagement with Trump directly is an idea that has gained currency in Iran,” External link

nytimes Friday, July 19, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

dw-en Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “not a new position by the Iranians,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:56:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “For the administration to jump on this as a sign of ‘maximum pressure’ softening the Iranian position and opening up the door over negotiations over the missile program is at best a sign of desperation, and at worst a complete misreading of the dynamics in Iran,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:56:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “The problem, at this stage, is of the two possible tracks [for US-Iran dialogue], which is a prisoner swap and a kind of ‘JCPOA plus’ negotiation, the previous one was preconditioned by the United States on the Iranians freeing the [detained] Americans to signal that they are serious,” External link

al-monitor Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez added : “I think that is exactly what [mediators] are trying to do: Freeze the cycle of escalation,” “That pause could open the door for further negotiations” External link

al-monitor Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about John Bolton ) : “If Macron is to promise anything to the Iranians, to change their calculations, he needs some greenlighting from the White House,” “And every time they want to do that, Bolton is able to block them” External link

al-monitor Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “The problem, at this stage, is of the two possible tracks [for US-Iran dialogue], which is a prisoner swap and a kind of ‘JCPOA plus’ negotiation, the previous one was preconditioned by the United States on the Iranians freeing the [detained] Americans to signal that they are serious,” External link

al-monitor Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez added : “I think that is exactly what [mediators] are trying to do: Freeze the cycle of escalation,” “That pause could open the door for further negotiations” External link

al-monitor Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about John Bolton ) : “If Macron is to promise anything to the Iranians, to change their calculations, he needs some greenlighting from the White House,” “And every time they want to do that, Bolton is able to block them” External link

al-monitor Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Certainly European efforts can help buy time, but it's not really going to save the Iranian economy," "That kind of support can come from Asia. If China were to go back to its original level of oil imports from Iran, I think without any doubt the Iranian economy could stay afloat, at least until US presidential elections in 2020" External link

euronews-en Friday, July 12, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez tells : “But they can inject significant amount of export credit into INSTEX to lift it off the ground and turn it into a meaningful channel. More EU states can also join in or establish similar mechanisms,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez tells : “But they can inject a significant amount of export credit into INSTEX to lift it off the ground and turn it into a meaningful channel. More EU states can also join in or establish similar mechanisms,” External link

mehrnews-en Tuesday, July 9, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran won’t go back to the negotiating table empty handed,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, July 7, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “Iran won’t go back to the negotiating table empty handed,” “The more it comes to the conclusion that it has no choice other than engaging the Trump administration, the likelier it is that Tehran would resuscitate its nuclear program to restore its leverage. That means that a new round of talks will have to pass through another perilous nuclear standoff” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, July 7, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran won’t go back to the negotiating table empty handed,” “The more it comes to the conclusion that it has no choice other than engaging the Trump administration, the likelier it is that Tehran would resuscitate its nuclear program to restore its leverage. That means that a new round of talks will have to pass through another perilous nuclear standoff” External link

financialexpress Sunday, July 7, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran won’t go back to the negotiating table empty handed,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, July 7, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “Iran won’t go back to the negotiating table empty handed,” “The more it comes to the conclusion that it has no choice other than engaging the Trump administration, the likelier it is that Tehran would resuscitate its nuclear program to restore its leverage. That means that a new round of talks will have to pass through another perilous nuclear standoff” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, July 7, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

timesfreepress Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

thegardenisland Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

fox13memphis Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

theage Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

smh Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

watoday Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

asianage Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

firstpost Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “The Trump Administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

business-standard Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

accesswdun Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

startribune Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, July 4, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the centre of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

business-standard Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:33:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Patrick Pinault ) : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

seattlepi Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

ohio Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

wsaw Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

wkyt Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

wral Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

mynews13 Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Patrick Pinault ) : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:21:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region," External link

statesman Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Trump administration is pushing the center of Iranian politics to the right at the determent of the Iranian people and the entire region,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, July 3, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “During times of extreme economic duress, people are most focused on trying to make ends meet,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, July 1, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “During times of extreme economic duress, people are most focused on trying to make ends meet,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, July 1, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “During times of extreme economic duress, people are most focused on trying to make ends meet,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, July 1, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “During times of extreme economic duress, people are most focused on trying to make ends meet,” External link

msn-uk Monday, July 1, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “During times of extreme economic duress, people are most focused on trying to make ends meet,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, July 1, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The thing is, the less the Iranians have to lose, the less risk averse they will become,” External link

al-monitor Friday, June 28, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “But the problem with the prisoner swap is it was preconditioned by the US, which demanded Iran release one or two Americans first to demonstrate seriousness and their ability to deliver,” “The problem on the JCPOA-related negotiations is they were preconditioned by the Iranians, who asked the US to provide sanctions relief as a sign of good will” External link

al-monitor Friday, June 28, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The solution may be to link the two, and to have the Trump administration provide Iran with some reprieve [from sanctions] in return for the release of US prisoners and allow both sides to step back from the brink, and pave the way for broader negotiations,” External link

al-monitor Friday, June 28, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "The Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign has led to a climate that is ripe for inadvertent conflict," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Unemployment is rising along with inflation, while the currency has lost two-thirds of its value and the economy is shrinking at the rate of 6 per cent," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Iran is unlikely to block the Strait of Hormuz as it constitutes Tehran’s own [economic] lifeline. Most of Iran’s remaining energy exports and imports pass through the strait,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, June 24, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If Iran's leadership comes to the conclusion that it has no choice other than talking to Washington, it will do so only after it has resuscitated its leverage," External link

thespec Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I worry that the Iran has interpreted this as the president’s extreme aversion to getting the U.S. in another war and come to the conclusion that they still have some space to push back,” “If they don’t get what they want, they will continue to escalate and sooner or later there will be a pattern of behaviour that becomes intolerable for the U.S” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I worry that the Iran has interpreted this as the president’s extreme aversion to getting the US in another war and come to the conclusion that they still have some space to push back,” “If they don’t get what they want, they will continue to escalate and sooner or later there will be a pattern of behavior that becomes intolerable for the US” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 22, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez added : “Iran has significant manpower and a network of proxies and partners around the region that could be activated to deter direct attacks on Iranian soil,” External link

foxnews Friday, June 21, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “It is clear that maximum pressure has rendered the Iranians more – not less – belligerent,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 21, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “The Iranians will not negotiate with a gun to their head,” “They’re afraid that if they accept to engage the Trump administration – which is strangulating their economy – this would not alleviate pressure but only invite more” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 21, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “It is clear that maximum pressure has rendered the Iranians more – not less – belligerent,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 21, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “The Iranians will not negotiate with a gun to their head,” “They’re afraid that if they accept to engage the Trump administration – which is strangulating their economy – this would not alleviate pressure but only invite more” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 21, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez added : "That would not just involve the Iranians and the Americans, but the entire region would be put on fire," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, June 21, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Iran might have the motivation to conduct such attacks, but absent hard proof, it is hard to rule out that it wasn't the act of a spoiler who wanted to make sure that Iran and the US remain on a collision course amid Japanese efforts to de-escalate tensions," External link

abc-au Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Iran might have the motivation to conduct such attacks, but absent hard proof, it is hard to rule out that it wasn't the act of a spoiler who wanted to make sure that Iran and the US remain on a collision course amid Japanese efforts to de-escalate tensions," External link

radioaustralianews-fr Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Iran might have the motivation to conduct such attacks, but absent hard proof, it is hard to rule out that it wasn't the act of a spoiler who wanted to make sure that Iran and the US remain on a collision course amid Japanese efforts to de-escalate tensions," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This was an entirely predictable consequence of the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal and maximum pressure strategy,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:38:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This was an entirely predictable consequence of the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal and maximum pressure strategy,” External link

nytimes Monday, June 17, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If Iran is behind these attacks, it clearly shows that a U.S. policy relying solely on coercion can backfire," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, June 16, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If Iran is behind these attacks, it clearly shows that a U.S. policy relying solely on coercion can backfire," External link

sinacom-en Saturday, June 15, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, June 15, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If Iran is behind these attacks, it clearly shows that a U.S. policy relying solely on coercion can backfire," External link

peopledaily Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States," External link

philly Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If Iran is behind these attacks, it clearly shows that a U.S. policy relying solely on coercion can backfire," External link

chinabroadcast Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States," External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, June 15, 2019 4:43:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States," External link

nzherald Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If Iran is behind these attacks, it clearly shows that a U.S. policy relying solely on coercion can backfire," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, June 15, 2019 1:59:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “If Iran is the culprit, the Trump Administration has only itself to blame for pushing Tehran to take aggressive steps that it has eschewed since the worst days of the Iran-Iraq War,” External link

jpost Friday, June 14, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, June 14, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States," External link

houstonchronicle Friday, June 14, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Mike Pompeo ) : “It is quite stunning that Pompeo gave no time and space for conducting a proper investigation before blaming Iran,” External link

time Friday, June 14, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Mike Pompeo ) : “It is quite stunning that Pompeo gave no time and space for conducting a proper investigation before blaming Iran,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 14, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez added ( about President Trump ) : “If Iran was behind it, it is very clear the maximum-pressure policy of the Trump administration is rendering Iran more aggressive, not less. If Iran was not behind it, then it’s clear some other actor in the region could be trying to engineer a Gulf of Tonkin incident,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, June 14, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, June 14, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, June 14, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "In many ways, I feel like this is a 1914 moment for the region, that a single incident could put the entire region on fire," External link

nbcnews Friday, June 14, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, June 14, 2019 1:55:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “This is a way station to a wider conflict breaking out between Iran and the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, June 13, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “Probably what Prime Minister Abe is going to suggest is a meeting between President Rouhani and President Trump on the sidelines of UNGA,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I don’t know if Abe is going to Iran with concrete suggestions some kind of freeze [on US secondary sanctions] potentially could modify the Iranian position, to make it worth the political cost of sitting down with President Trump,” “But absent that kind of gesture from the Trump administration, basically making the first concessions to the Iranians, I doubt there will be any kind of meeting” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The problem is he believes that maximum pressures and threats are a negotiating strategy,” External link

nytimes Friday, June 7, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I have the impression, because the pressure of sanctions has been more effective than the Iranians anticipated, that they are now considering in a more serious way the North Korean option,” “Not necessarily talks that result in a deal, but talks that result in a freeze. Or that would create some kind of reprieve” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told ( about Mike Pompeo ) : “My impression is that Pompeo understands that the president has been running out of patience with the maximum pressure policy,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “My guess is probably what PM Abe is going to suggest is a meeting between [Iranian President Hassan] Rouhani and President Trump on sidelines of the UN General Assembly [in New York this fall],” “This might be the last good opportunity for a meeting like this” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez explains : "All of a sudden, you have a news headline that takes over the world which comes from a rather dubious and questionable sourcing," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, May 27, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “It is absolutely not surprising if we see Iran start flexing its muscles in the region where it has a pretty strong hand and it has the potential to exact a cost on the U.S. and its allies in the region,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “If the economic situation in Iran as a result of sanctions starts spiraling out of control, that's when the system in Iran would welcome a confrontation with the U.S. because that would change the subject domestically,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “It is absolutely not surprising if we see Iran start flexing its muscles in the region where it has a pretty strong hand and it has the potential to exact a cost on the U.S. and its allies in the region,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “If the economic situation in Iran as a result of sanctions starts spiraling out of control, that's when the system in Iran would welcome a confrontation with the U.S. because that would change the subject domestically,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “Couldn’t ask for a better ally than the Trump administration,” External link

kuwaittimes Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Donald Trump ) : “I couldn't ask for a better ally than the Trump administration,” External link

iol Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "a lot of non-state actors in the region who could take steps that would push the two sides into a direct confrontation," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "a lot of non-state actors in the region who could take steps that would push the two sides into a direct confrontation," External link

msn-uk Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "a lot of non-state actors in the region who could take steps that would push the two sides into a direct confrontation," External link

pulse Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "a lot of non-state actors in the region who could take steps that would push the two sides into a direct confrontation," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "a lot of non-state actors in the region who could take steps that would push the two sides into a direct confrontation," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "a lot of non-state actors in the region who could take steps that would push the two sides into a direct confrontation," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "a lot of non-state actors in the region who could take steps that would push the two sides into a direct confrontation," External link

afp-en Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez estime : "Le fait que chaque camp croit que l'autre ne veut pas la guerre augmente le risque de confrontation en créant de l'espace pour des erreurs d'interprétation, d'autant que les parties n'ont pas de canaux de communication" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “We've been hearing from the Saudis and the Emiratis that they expected to see Iranian escalation either in Yemen or the Red Sea to put pressure on their oil exports to Europe,” External link

politico-eu Monday, May 13, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “My sense is that they are going to break out of some of the limits on research and development,” External link

politico-eu Monday, May 13, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “We've been hearing from the Saudis and the Emiratis that they expected to see Iranian escalation either in Yemen or the Red Sea to put pressure on their oil exports to Europe,” External link

digitaljournal Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez afirma : “O Irã adotou medidas retaliatórias mínimas contra a pressão máxima exercida pelos Estados Unidos” “Essa escalada de tensões em câmera lenta é uma continuação da mesma estratégia adotada anteriormente: ganhar tempo, mantendo as esperanças de que vozes mais moderadas prevaleçam nas negociações sobre o Plano de Ação Conjunto Global (JCPOA, na sigla em inglês). A bola agora está nas mãos dos outros signatários do acordo, que devem escolher entre desafiar as sanções unilaterais dos Estados Unidos ou testemunhar cada vez mais violações iranianas que levarão ao eventual sepultamento do acordo” External link

ogloboglobo Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "But they have increasingly less to lose because the U.S. sanctions have effectively deprived them of all the benefits that the nuclear deal promised," External link

usaToday Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "But they have increasingly less to lose because the U.S. sanctions have effectively deprived them of all the benefits that the nuclear deal promised," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “They’ll discard the thresholds now, but are unlikely to surpass them within the 60-day window,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, May 9, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “We've been hearing from the Saudis and the Emiratis that they expected to see Iranian escalation either in Yemen or the Red Sea to put pressure on their oil exports to Europe,” External link

digitaljournal Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran has chosen an escalation in slow motion," External link

4-traders Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:55:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "But they have increasingly less to lose because the U.S. sanctions have effectively deprived them of all the benefits that the nuclear deal promised," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran has chosen an escalation in slow motion," External link

4-traders Wednesday, May 8, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about President Trump ) : “The presence of U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf is not unusual. What is unusual is the Trump administration’s level of bellicosity toward Iran,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about President Trump ) : “The presence of U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf is not unusual. What is unusual is the Trump administration’s level of bellicosity toward Iran,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about John Bolton ) : “Bolton has been itching for a fight with Iran for years now,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez tells : “If President Trump is serious about negotiating with Tehran, he ought to appoint an Iran envoy who doesn't belong to Bolton/Pompeo camp and has a history of positive working relations with Iran,” External link

tehrantimes Tuesday, May 7, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez tells : “If President Trump is serious about negotiating with Tehran, he ought to appoint an Iran envoy who doesn't belong to Bolton/Pompeo camp and has a history of positive working relations with Iran,” External link

mehrnews-en Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “We've been hearing from the Saudis and the Emiratis that they expected to see Iranian escalation either in Yemen or the Red Sea to put pressure on their oil exports to Europe,” External link

politico Tuesday, May 7, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “My sense is that this is primarily motivated by the fact that maximum pressure has produced minimum results, and the clock is ticking,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : “One overlooked consequence of the IRGC’s FTO designation is that criticizing the corps will now become nearly impossible for critics in Iran who will be accused of playing into the Trump administration’s hands,” External link

cknw Friday, April 12, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : “One overlooked consequence of the IRGC’s FTO designation is that criticizing the corps will now become nearly impossible for critics in Iran who will be accused of playing into the Trump administration’s hands,” External link

globalnews Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez says ( about Donald Trump ) : "Some in the Trump administration appear determined to provoke the IRGC into committing a mistake that would then justify taking military action against Iran," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, April 10, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "Some in the Trump administration appear determined to provoke the IRGC into committing a mistake that would then justify taking military action against Iran," External link

rferl Tuesday, April 9, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told ( about Patrick Pinault ) : “The administration is clearly trying to exploit this natural disaster to twist its knife and further discredit the Iranian government. But this is an exercise in futility,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Mike Pompeo ) : “If [Pompeo] really wants to demonstrate goodwill, he would be better off waiving the rules in the US,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Sistani's selective engagement with the more pragmatic forces of Iranian politics could boost Rouhani's domestic standing at a time that the discredited Iranian president needs it the most,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “zero-sum prism that [the United States] views much of its regional rivalry with Iran,” “Washington has to acknowledge that Tehran has soft-power advantages that the U.S. lacks,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “I think he was looking for a pretext and I think the way he was treated with the Assad visit was quite insulting for any foreign minister,” “This was the last straw for Zarif. It was an emotional reaction” External link

nytimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “The president has surrounded himself with people who do not share his vision of getting a better deal with Iran,” External link

al-monitor Friday, March 1, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, February 28, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever,” External link

jordantimes Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

dw-en Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

firstpost Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

trust2 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Zarif is too valuable for the Iranian system to let him go at a time when his diplomatic skills are needed more than ever," External link

trust Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If it is up to Rohani, he'd either tap his chief of staff, Mahmud Vaezi, or Zarif's deputy, Abbas Araghchi [to replace Zarif]. Both men would bring more continuity than change to style and substance of Iran's foreign policy," "However, if a hard-liner like former Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian is imposed on the president by the deep state, it could augur a hardening of Iran's outlook on the outside world," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "If it is up to Rohani, he’d either tap his chief of staff, Mahmud Vaezi, or Zarif’s deputy, Abbas Araghchi [to replace Zarif]. Both men would bring more continuity than change to style and substance of Iran’s foreign policy," "However, if a hard-liner like former Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian is imposed on the president by the deep state, it could augur a hardening of Iran's outlook on the outside world," External link

rferl Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:34:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Both sides are waiting and hoping for regime change in one another’s countries, but the clock in Washington is running faster than the clock in Tehran,” External link

politico-eu Friday, February 15, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "I doubt Washington will succeed in achieving this objective, because while many in Europe share US concerns with regards to Iran's regional activities and ballistic missiles programme, they don't agree with Washington's one-sided and maximalist view that Iran is the source of all evil in the region," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:14:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Wrecked by revolutionary turmoil and ravaged by years of war, sanctions and mismanagement, the Iranian economy has failed to fulfill its enormous potential, squandering the prosperity of an entire generation of Iranians,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 11, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Wrecked by revolutionary turmoil and ravaged by years of war, sanctions and mismanagement, the Iranian economy has failed to fulfill its enormous potential, squandering the prosperity of an entire generation of Iranians,” External link

bloomberg Sunday, February 10, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Wrecked by revolutionary turmoil and ravaged by years of war, sanctions and mismanagement, the Iranian economy has failed to fulfill its enormous potential, squandering the prosperity of an entire generation of Iranians,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “If you look at the range of ultimate objectives different people [in the administration] have in mind, from protests that pose an existential threat to the system, to change of behavior, to the Iranians coming back to the negotiating table, none of that is happening,” External link

iran-daily Friday, January 18, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Iranian economy is in dire straits but not a downward spiral,” “While the number of protests was higher in 2018 compared to previous years, their scale and scope remain limited” External link

iran-daily Friday, January 18, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about John Bolton ) : “So probably the objective here, especially with what Bolton is allegedly doing to prompt an inspection crisis, is to try to put the burden of blame around Iran’s neck,” “Basically, if you can't convince others that the JCPOA is dead, try to persuade them that the deal is already defunct as Iran is violating it by denying access to ‘suspect’ sites” External link

iran-daily Friday, January 18, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez told : “If you look at the range of ultimate objectives different people [in the administration] have in mind, from protests that pose an existential threat to the system, to change of behavior, to the Iranians coming back to the negotiating table, none of that is happening,” External link

al-monitor Friday, January 18, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The Iranian economy is in dire straits but not a downward spiral,” “While the number of protests was higher in 2018 compared to previous years, their scale and scope remain limited” External link

al-monitor Friday, January 18, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “Now, the other point, which I think is key, is precisely because of this assessment,” External link

al-monitor Friday, January 18, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “If that happens, Iran will be able to bolster its defensive capabilities through purchasing Russian and Chinese conventional weapons. And at that stage, it would be much harder to go after their nuclear program,” “So that adds pressure on time. But there is no way to stop the UN Security Council from lifting the embargo unless the JCPOA is dead” External link

al-monitor Friday, January 18, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about John Bolton ) : “So probably the objective here, especially with what Bolton is allegedly doing to prompt an inspection crisis, is to try to put the burden of blame around Iran’s neck,” “Basically, if you can't convince others that the JCPOA is dead, try to persuade them that the deal is already defunct as Iran is violating it by denying access to ‘suspect’ sites” External link

al-monitor Friday, January 18, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "The threat from abroad is used as justification for restricting the amount of latitude given to civil society. The security forces benefit from the sanctions, because the Iranian system increasingly relies on them to survive, and to suppress criticism at home," External link

dw-en Monday, December 31, 2018 12:51:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "The threat from abroad is used as justification for restricting the amount of latitude given to civil society. The security forces benefit from the sanctions, because the Iranian system increasingly relies on them to survive, and to suppress criticism at home," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, December 31, 2018 12:38:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "The threat from abroad is used as justification for restricting the amount of latitude given to civil society. The security forces benefit from the sanctions, because the Iranian system increasingly relies on them to survive, and to suppress criticism at home," External link

dw-en Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:29:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "The threat from abroad is used as justification for restricting the amount of latitude given to civil society. The security forces benefit from the sanctions, because the Iranian system increasingly relies on them to survive, and to suppress criticism at home," External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:29:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "The fight against corruption in Iran has always been subjective and used as a political football," External link

4-traders Wednesday, December 26, 2018 2:21:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “There is still no official link or a money trail between the Trump administration and Iranian opposition groups,” “But in the process of using platforms associated with Iran's regional foes to delegitimize the Islamic Republic, the opposition risks delegitimizing itself in the eyes of a highly nationalistic Iranian population” External link

al-monitor Saturday, December 15, 2018 2:35:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "has the cards to sabotage the process" External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 23, 2017 11:11:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Though both have attempted to build on common concerns, deep suspicions about the other's ambitions to benefit from the chaos have stopped them from reaching an arrangement that could lower the region's flames," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:11:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez told : "Though both have attempted to build on common concerns, deep suspicions about the other's ambitions to benefit from the chaos have stopped them from reaching an arrangement that could lower the region's flames," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "The IAEA has never had better access to Iran's military sites," "If the Trump administration loses this unprecedented access ... it will soon wish for it" External link

npr Thursday, September 14, 2017 1:09:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "The IAEA has never had better access to Iran's military sites," "If the Trump administration loses this unprecedented access ... it will soon wish for it" External link

npr Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:06:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia's new leadership is intent on cutting Iran down to size, and to date, there has been no high-level political contact between Tehran and Washington," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, August 3, 2017 10:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez souligne : "A terme, la Turquie et l'Iran devront vivre avec les conséquences des conflits qui font rage autour d'eux" External link

lematindz Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:33:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez souligne : "A terme, la Turquie et l'Iran devront vivre avec les conséquences des conflits qui font rage autour d'eux" External link

romandie Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:48:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Ruhollah Khomeini ) : “Ayatollah Khamenei’s rejection of national reconciliation is no surprise. It is in keeping with the unforgiving nature of Iranian politics and his character,” External link

latimes Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “As long as Ayatollah Khamenei lives, the door remains shut on Khatami and his close associates,” “They still have influence, but cannot regain power” External link

latimes Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:45:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez souligne : "A terme, la Turquie et l'Iran devront vivre avec les conséquences des conflits qui font rage autour d'eux" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:45:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Hassan Rohani ) : "With the deal in jeopardy, the system will be in vital need of Rouhani's team of smiling diplomats and economic technocrats to shift the blame to the US and keep Iran's economy afloat," External link

jpost Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:41:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Hassan Rohani ) : "With the deal in jeopardy, the system will be in vital need of Rouhani's team of smiling diplomats and economic technocrats to shift the blame to the US and keep Iran's economy afloat," External link

jpost Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:15:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Hassan Rohani ) : "With the deal in jeopardy, the system will be in vital need of Rouhani’s team of smiling diplomats and economic technocrats to shift the blame to the U.S. and keep Iran's economy afloat," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, February 10, 2017 9:56:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Hassan Rohani ) : "With the deal in jeopardy, the system will be in vital need of Rouhani’s team of smiling diplomats and economic technocrats to shift the blame to the U.S. and keep Iran's economy afloat," External link

reuters Friday, February 10, 2017 9:29:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “The rules and regulations are changing by the hour, by the day. There’s a huge amount of uncertainty,” External link

post-gazette Friday, February 3, 2017 10:12:00 AM EAT

Ali Vaez says : "That is the leverage that the U.S. currently has, and I think the Iranians have already realized that without access to the U.S. financial system, they will have many difficulties for conducting trade," External link

rferl Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Besides tearing apart many families, this ban is materialising an objective that the leadership in Tehran has not been able to achieve for decades since the revolution," External link

reuters-in Sunday, January 29, 2017 10:56:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Besides tearing apart many families, this ban is materializing an objective that the leadership in Tehran has not been able to achieve for decades since the revolution," External link

reuters Sunday, January 29, 2017 10:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Assad ) : "Russia doesn't appear to share Iran's key priorities in Syria. Not only does Assad appear more dispensable to Russia than he is to Iran, but Russian officials also appear more comfortable with the concept of federalism in Syria than their Iranian counterparts," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:52:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran's first priority is to remind Turkey and Russia that no deal in Syria is feasible without taking Tehran's interest into account," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:52:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Assad ) : "Russia doesn't appear to share Iran's key priorities in Syria. Not only does Assad appear more dispensable to Russia than he is to Iran, but Russian officials also appear more comfortable with the concept of federalism in Syria than their Iranian counterparts," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran's first priority is to remind Turkey and Russia that no deal in Syria is feasible without taking Tehran's interest into account," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:20:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Assad ) : "Russia doesn't appear to share Iran's key priorities in Syria. Not only does Assad appear more dispensable to Russia than he is to Iran, but Russian officials also appear more comfortable with the concept of federalism in Syria than their Iranian counterparts," External link

middle-east-online_en Thursday, January 19, 2017 3:43:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran's first priority is to remind Turkey and Russia that no deal in Syria is feasible without taking Tehran's interest into account," External link

middle-east-online_en Thursday, January 19, 2017 3:43:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Assad ) : "Russia doesn't appear to share Iran's key priorities in Syria. Not only does Assad appear more dispensable to Russia than he is to Iran, but Russian officials also appear more comfortable with the concept of federalism in Syria than their Iranian counterparts," External link

afp-en Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:26:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "Iran's first priority is to remind Turkey and Russia that no deal in Syria is feasible without taking Tehran's interest into account," External link

afp-en Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:26:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez says : “He was the pillar of pragmatism in Iran, the glue that kept a desperately divided camp together in the face of brutal pressure from the establishment,” External link

csmonitor Monday, January 9, 2017 9:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez says : “evolution from a founding father to loyal opposition was extraordinary,” “He came to embody Machiavelli’s adage: He who is the cause of another becoming powerful is ruined” External link

csmonitor Monday, January 9, 2017 9:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said ( about Patrick Pinault ) : "The Iranian establishment believes that it has to demonstrate to the United States that it has not agreed to the nuclear deal from a position of weakness lest Washington employs coercive pressure to alter Iran's regional or domestic policies," External link

cnn Wednesday, August 31, 2016 1:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : "therefore feels that it has to reassure its main constituents that dealing with the 'devil' does not change the devil, or Iran's relations with it, and the system is not on the verge of a slippery slope of compromises that would end in its unraveling," External link

cnn Wednesday, August 31, 2016 1:38:00 PM EAT

Ali Vaez said : “are both pragmatists, consensus builders, and on the same page when it gets to prioritizing economic recovery,” External link

latimes Friday, June 3, 2016 7:43:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
spécialiste de l' iran46.86%FR09/21/201721/09/2017
spécialiste de l’ iran4.57%FR08/09/201709/08/2017
senior analyst of iran0.57%EN08/03/201703/08/2017
analyst25.14%EN06/10/201710/06/2017
senior analyst for iran0.57%EN02/03/201703/02/2017
expert9.14%EN03/17/201517/03/2015
international crisis group analyst1.71%EN03/15/201515/03/2015
expert2.29%FR11/27/201327/11/2013
spécialiste3.43%FR11/22/201322/11/2013
senior analyst1.71%EN11/22/201322/11/2013
especialista1.71%PT11/12/201312/11/2013
analyste2.29%FR09/16/201316/09/2013
Names Lang Count
Ali VaezFR38.19%
Ali VaezEN36.68%
Ali VaezPT24.87%
Ali VaezAR0.25%
Ali VaezHR0.00%


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