Strategic Council Online - In recent weeks, foreign media, mainly those affiliated with US political circles, some European countries, the Zionist regime and certain Arab states, have been projecting on the 25-year Iran-China document and have gone as far as labeling it a colonial document! And with the tactics of psychological operations and soft destruction, the document has been used as a pretext to undermine its strategic importance in the social body and domestic public opinion at a time when those countries are one of China’s largest trading partners in the world and have growing economic relations with China. The present article emphasizes the opportunities of the 25-year document for Iran which, by understanding a part of it, we can understand the reasons for the opposition of foreign and hostile governments to it.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project which lies undersea from Russia through the Black Sea to Germany has caused something like a “geopolitical earthquake” and concerns in the United States and some European countries. There are discussions Nord Stream 2 can provide Kremlin with a new leverage against Germany and other NATO members. The construction of this pipeline which stopped in 2019 has resumed in December 2020 in the midst of discussions as to whether the new US sanctions could once again disrupt the completion of the pipeline.
Alireza Samoodi—Expert of European issues
Strategic Council Online - A university professor says whenever the big powers decide they can sacrifice the technical nature of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for their goals and motives. Unfortunately, he noted, power relations prevail over technical issues in the agency.
Strategic Council Online - An expert and analyst on Caucasus affairs, referring to the role of regional and trans-regional powers in the South Caucasus, said: There are issues and crises in the South Caucasus region, tensions have been frozen and if not properly managed, it is likely that the fire of ethnic and regional and perhaps international conflicts in this region would flare up again.
Strategic Council Online - An international affairs expert, referring to the results of a Canadian institute’s poll on views of the Iranians over certain foreign policy issues, as well as nuclear talks and the need to discuss its missile capability, stressed: Iranians are aware that no country in the present world can negotiate, make concessions, or accept imposed conditions on the means and power of its defense.