EXCLUSIVE TO DIPLOMAT IRELAND
DUBLIN — Beginning Tuesday, 27 October 2020, Diplomat.ie will be publishing a 3-Part series of in-depth interviews with the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Ireland – His Excellency Dr. Masoud Eslami.
In a rare, wide-ranging interview, Diplomatic Editor Miceál O’Hurley speaks with Ambassador Eslami on the hot topics of the day. From the easing of sanctions by the UN to the unilateral re-imposition of sanctions by the US, the severe humanitarian crisis in Iran exacerbated by years of sanctions, Trump’s order to assassinate General Qasem Soleimani in an extra-judicial killing on a third-nation’s soil, regional shifts in Middle Eastern alignment, the downing of a Ukrainian airliner earlier this year and Iran’s attempts to collect the $1.1 billion judgment against Israel by a Swiss Court are all discussed in-depth.
Also covered are the upcoming US elections, accusations of election interference, normalising relations with European partners to the JCPOA, the prospects for a thaw in US-Iran relations on the heels of the US losing a crushing vote in the United Nations concerning the Nuclear Arms Deal and Iran-Irish relations and more.