Professor Monshipouri: Nuclear Deal a 'Win-Win' for Iran, U.S.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

SF STATE NEWS -- International negotiators have reached a deal that would limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for an easing of economic sanctions that have hurt the nation’s economy. Mahmood Monshipouri, a professor of International Relations at SF State and editor of the forthcoming book “Inside the Islamic Republic: Social Change in Post-Khomeini Iran,” called the deal a “win-win” for both the U.S. and Iran and an opportunity for Iran to reintegrate with the broader international community.

“It confers legitimacy on Iran as a player that has reconciled a key difference with core Western world players — the U.S., France, England and Germany — and will also give Iran a chance to engage with regional issues, in which the West has a major stake,” Monshipouri says in an interview with SF State News.