Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Manouchehr Mottaki discusses U.S.-Iranian relations, as well as the roles of power and responsibility in international relations- Council on Foreign Relations
Manouchehr Mottaki is the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs appointed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
During the 2005 presidential election, he was the campaign manager of Ali Larijani, the right-conservative candidate.
Barbara Slavin is Assistant Managing Editor for World and National Security of The Washington Times and the author of a 2007 book on Iran entitled "Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation." Prior to joining The Times in July 2008, she was senior diplomatic reporter for USA TODAY, responsible for analyzing foreign news and U.S. foreign policy.