Al-Monitor Newsmaker Interviews


Mohammed Dahlan speaks to media in the West Bank city of Ramallah, July 5, 2005.  (photo by REUTERS/Loay Abu Haykel)

Dismissed Fatah leader Dahlan says Abbas, Hamas lack 'serious nationalism'

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 | Hazem Balousha, Contributor

Dismissed Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan discusses the current situation in Palestine, his rift with President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian-Israeli negotiations and his aspiration to become president.

Zarif: Iran sees 'mostly negative signals' from US

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in an interview with Al-Monitor, confirmed brief bilateral exchanges with Saudi counterparts and said numerous disagreements remain inside the international Syria support group on a political transition.

Barghouti: We will continue to boycott Israel

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 | Rasha Abou Jalal, Contributor

Mustafa Barghouti, the secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative, talked to Al-Monitor about the initiative’s local and international efforts to end the occupation and settlement activities through a boycott of Israel.

Peshmerga general: KRG political problems won't affect fight against IS

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 | Mona Alami, Contributor

A Kurdish general calls for more ammunition, aid and NATO troops to join the peshmerga in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Larijani: US must fully implement nuclear deal

Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2015 | Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Ali Larijani, the speaker of the Iranian parliament, praised President Barack Obama’s "wisdom" in negotiating a nuclear deal, but chided the United States for backing Saudi military intervention in Yemen.

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