CANCELLED: Iran and the United States: Charting a New Path Toward Peace

Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, Former Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations

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Tensions between the United States and Iran escalated when a US drone strike killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani at the start of the year. Recent Council survey research found that the percentage of Americans believing that Iran poses the greatest threat to national security increased from 10 percent in February 2019 to 34 percent in January 2020. Along with the increased perception of threat, the research found that even though the public prefers diplomacy, more Americans now support military action against Iran if nuclear weapon developments restart. Amid these tensions, can the two countries reverse their current course and begin a path of friendship and peace? Join the Council in welcoming former Iranian ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Jafar Mahallati to discuss the possibilities to deescalate tensions.

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