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The English Job: Understanding Iran and Why It Distrusts Britain

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Rt Hon Jack Straw

Thursday 10th October 15:20 - 16:20 | Northwood House

In 2001 Jack Straw became the first senior British Foreign Secretary to visit Iran since the 1979 revolution and has developed a growing interest in the country ever since. Straw will shed new light on Britain’s difficult relationship with Iran and explores the culture, psychology and history of this fascinating country. He will discuss the consequences of domestic repression in Iran, with the crushing of the 2009 protests a significant turning point in the history of the Islamic Republic, leading to the expansion of the deep state led by Supreme Leader Khamenei and the IRGC, the future of the Islamic Republic and its relations with the west.

Interviewed by Sir Richard Ottaway.

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