U.S Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R) has been a vocal critic of the JCPOA and also a fervent critic of the Islamic Republic.
Rohrabacher is a member of the influential House Foreign Affairs Committee and worked in the Reagan White House as speech writer and assistant press secretary.
During 2009 post election violence in Iran Congressman Rohrabacher issued several statements supporting the protesters and also criticized the Obama administration for not helping the protesters. Our Washington correspondent spoke to Congressman Rohrabacher about Iran and other regional issues.
What is your insight on the current situation in Iran?
IRAN -- people are affected by tear gas fired by anti-riot Iranian police to disperse demonstrators in a protest over Iran's weak economy, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017
Do you think that the United States and its allies are able to form a new policy towards Iran?
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about Iran and the Iran nuclear deal in front of a portrait of President George Washington in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 13, 2017.
Why do you think this policy would work this time?
France -- The logos of Airbus group and IranAir are pictured the company IranAir takes delivery of the first new Western jet, an Airbus A231, under an international sanctions deal in Colomiers, near Toulouse, January 11, 2017
What sort of policy would keep the Iranian regime away from their interventions in Iraq and Syria?
Iran -- Mourners carry the coffin of Amin Karimi, a member of Iranian Revolutionary Guards who was killed in Syria, during his funeral in Tehran, October 28, 2015
Iran and North Korea are both classified as rogue nations what makes it possible for negotiations with Pyongyang and not Tehran?
U.K. -- US Secretary of State John Kerry holds a scroll after receiving the Chatham House Prize to recognise his role in negotiating the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations at Chatham House in London, October 31, 2016