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Friday, April 16, 2021

Negotiating Toward the Bomb?

The Iranian Regime & the Western Iran Policy

Note: Event will be held in German

Following the contradicting Lausanne declarations by the P5+1 and the Iranian regime in April there was much talk of a „historic agreement“ that would offer a good solution for the ayatollahs’ problematic nuclear weaponization efforts. Critics pointed out, however, that an agreement based on the Lausanne arrangements would leave Iran’s nuclear infrastructure intact and be tantamount to the West’s surrender to Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. This panel discussion will therefore focus on the prerequisites and consequences of the nuclear talks: What would be the alternative to a bad agreement? What happened to Rouhani’s promises of „reform“ and the charm offensive directed at the West? What is the significance of continued annihilation threats, Holocaust denial and the Western Iran policy for Israel? What does the regional expansion of the Iranian regime mean in the shadow of the nuclear negotiations?

Karin Kneissl served in Austria’s Foreign Service until 1998 and has since worked as a freelance researcher & lecturer. She has published extensively on the Middle East and is the author of i.e. „Mein Naher Osten“ & „Der Energiepoker“.
Matthias Kuentzel is a political scientist & author of „Germany & Iran. From the Aryan Axis to the Nuclear Treshold“, as well as the co-author of „Der Iran. Analyse einer islamischen Diktatur und ihrer europäischen Förderer“.
Stephan Grigat is a lecturer at the University of Vienna & the Research Director of STOP THE BOMB. His latest book is „Die Einsamkeit Israels. Zionismus, die israelische Linke & die iranische Bedrohung“.