Radio Sputnik Interview with Dr. Amirahmadi

The next talks on Iran's nuclear program between representatives from Tehran and the P5+1 group may take place next week, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi told RIA Novosti on Monday.

The group is negotiating with Iran to reach a comprehensive agreement on Tehran's nuclear program, which has long been a point of concern for the international community. After repeated delays, the group is now set to sign an agreement with Iran, guaranteeing the peaceful nature of its nuclear program, by July 2015. The news comes as US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met in Geneva.

Radio Sputnik discussed the future of Iran’s nuclear talks with Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi, political analyst and professor of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University


Kayvon Afshari

Kayvon Afshari managed the campaign to elect Hooshang Amirahmadi as President of Iran. In this role, he directed the campaign’s event planning, publicity, online social media, web analytics, and delivered speeches. Mr. Afshari has also been working at the CBS News foreign desk for over five years. He has coordinated coverage of Iran’s 2009 post-election demonstrations, the Arab Spring, the earthquake in Haiti, and many other stories of international significance. He holds a Master in International Relations from New York University’s Department of Politics, and graduated with distinction from McGill University in 2007 with a double major in political science and Middle Eastern studies. At NYU, his research focused on quantitative analysis and the Middle East with an emphasis on US-Iran relations. In his 2012 Master’s thesis, he devised a formula to predict whether Israel would launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, concluding that an overt strike would not materialize.