Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi says Iran's wealthy expect to make millions as a result of nuclear deal

In this interview with Voice to America, AIC Founder and President Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi discusses a range of topics related to the nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran, including the next steps, the potential for new US sanctions, and the politics of the deal. When asked about the Iranian reaction to the agreement, Dr. Amirahmadi said, "[The wealthy] are very happy. They are looking forward to this deal, they will make millions of dollars. They expect at least that much. And any business that goes to Iran will go to them. And then the middle class is hopeful. It's hopeful that a little bit of that business will spill over to them. But most importantly, their concern is more with politics and social, like women and others, and basically they think maybe this deal will lead to some opening politically and that it makes life better there for them."


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.