Resetting Iran’s Agenda?

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Iran is in the midst of redefining its role on the world stage. Over the past few months, Iran’s government has decided not to intervene in Iraq, opposed the United States’ stance on Israel, and signed an agreement with Russia to improve oil and gas trade over the next five years. Iran is currently reviewing its nuclear program, which is considered one of the “most contentious issues challenging the West.”

In this podcast, Souad Sharabani speaks with the Independent‘s foreign correspondent Patrick Cockburn to gain insight into the motivations behind Iran’s foreign policy and what they could signal about the country’s relationship with the United States and other Arab nations in the Middle East .

Iran, the Arab World, and the United States


Souad Sharabani (photo provided)

Souad Sharabani is an independent journalist based in Toronto.

Her website Scents of Memory gathers memories from her childhood in Iran and Israel, life in Europe as an illegal domestic worker and 25 years as a successful international radio documentary producer.

Photo credit: US Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as he arrives at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, on July 14, 2014, for a second day of meetings about the future of his country’s nuclear program. By U.S. Department of State from United States [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.


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