AIC President Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi discussed the lifting of sanctions and the need for the US and Iran to improve relations, in an interview with Russia Today.
"Unfortunately, the 'honeymoon' between the US and Iran is going to end unless they move swiftly to normalize the relationship and discuss every other issue," Amirahmadi said. "The nuclear accord within the context of an abnormal relationship cannot be sustained much longer. Moreover, President Rouhani and Supreme Leader Khamenei have put all their eggs in Obama's basket, but he is only going to be around for another 11 months. The next president, whoever it is, is going to be very tough on Iran."
"The biggest move would be for Iran to offer the US a consulate in Tehran— that is a bold and necessary move," Amirahmadi added. "Khamenei has already sanctioned developments like the JCPOA and the release of the prisoners. He needs to move one step further and authorize the opening of an American consulate in Tehran as a first step toward the reestablishment of diplomatic ties so that the two countries can get together on their soil to discuss other issues."