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Jahanshah Javid

Age: 55 |

Birth City: آبادان |

Joined on October 02, 2012

It is possible to persuade the incoming president to act to curb Iran’s activity in the production of ballistic missiles, its regional subversion and its aid to terror organizations. But precisely the act of cancelling the agreement will negate the legitimacy of our positions in the international community. When a conflict with Iran develops, the other powers will blame us for dragging Trump into doing this. They will not come to our aid.—Amos Yadlin, former Israel Military Intelligence Chief
If I had told you that we would open up a new chapter with the Cuban people, shut down Iran’s nuclear weapons program without firing a shot, and take out the mastermind of 9/11… you might have said our sights were set a little too high. But that’s what we did. That’s what you did.—Barack Obama
The JCPOA does not take any options off the table for you or any future president. Indeed it makes it much easier for you to know if and when Iran heads for a bomb. It provides both time and legitimacy for an effective response. Our technical judgment is that the multilateral JCPOA provides a strong bulwark against an Iranian nuclear-weapons program. We urge you to preserve this critical U.S. strategic asset.—Top U.S. scientists
[Former Austrian Ambassador to Tehran Michael] Postl noted that he had asked someone close to [Majlis Speaker Ali] Larijani whether he was aware of the rapes of [2009] election-related prisoners. The interlocutors said that not only was Larijani aware, but all officials were aware of what was going on inside the prison.—US Amb. Glyn T. Davies
It is all a dismal picture. Late last night, as the results were coming in from the last states, a friend called me full of sadness, full of anxiety about conflict, about war. Why not leave the country? But despair is no answer. To combat authoritarianism, to call out lies, to struggle honorably and fiercely in the name of American ideals—that is what is left to do. That is all there is to do.—David Remnick, Editor, The New Yorker
US security cooperation with Saudi Arabia is not a blank check... In light of this and other recent incidents, we have initiated an immediate review of our already significantly reduced support to the Saudi-led Coalition and are prepared to adjust our support so as to better align with US principles, values and interests, including achieving an immediate and durable end to Yemen's tragic conflict.—U.S. National Security Council Spokesman Ned Price
There are a lot of people waiting to be hanged right now and the question is whether all these executions carried out so far have stopped the spread of drugs or not? If there haven’t been any benefits, we need to think of alternative punishments.—Iran MP Jalil Rahimi Jahanabadi
In June, Iran’s Meteorological Organization said 72% the country’s 80 million people were living in “prolonged drought” conditions. Lakes are drying up and cities like Tehran have considered rationing water.—Los Angeles Times
There's opportunity in a myriad of areas, from agribusiness and food through to education, training and water management and not to mention the fact that we, of course, have a really strong and powerful track record in relation to resources and energy — something that is in abundance in Iran as well.—Australian Trade Minister Steve Ciobo
Anyway, Iranians can’t use one [a nuclear weapon] if they finally make one. The boys in Tehran know Israel has 200, all targeted on Tehran, and we have thousands. As Akmdinijad (sic) [said], “What would we do with one, polish it?” I have spoken publicly about both nK and Iran. We’ll blow up the only thing they care about – regime survival. Where, how would they even test one?—Colin Powell, former US secretary of state


Fared Shafinury Concert, Buriel Clay Theater, San Francisco, January 28, 2017