Al-Monitor Newsmaker Interviews

Al-Monitor Newsmaker Interviews

Iran's parliament Speaker Ali Larijani holds a news conference in Istanbul, Jan. 22, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

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.

Syrian patriarch: To help Christians, stop flow of weapons

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Orthodox leader John X tells Al-Monitor that outside powers must stop interfering if the Middle East is to heal.

Iraqi deputy prime minister: 'I was mistaken' in joining government

Friday, Jul. 4, 2014 | Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq Pulse Editor

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq speaks about the roots of the crisis in Iraq and stresses the need for a political solution.

Turkish opposition leader says Erdogan wants war with Syria

Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

Turkey’s main opposition leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu of the Republican People’s Party, says that the Turkish prime minister is bent on provoking war with Syria to divert attention from government corruption.

Islamic Jihad leader: negotiations gain 'nothing'

Friday, Mar. 14, 2014 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Abdullah Shalah said, “Our performance from one war to another is getting better. If in 2012 we hit Tel Aviv, I think the enemy can imagine what can be beyond Tel Aviv.”

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