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Saudi Misunderstanding of Realities in Pakistan

Strategic Council Online – Regional and global conditions are changing; but Riyadh is reluctant to accept the changes and still intends to traditionally hold control over Pakistan. In the meantime, the situation has changed in Pakistan and the country is gradually leaving the Western clique and entering into the Chinese circle.
Abdolreza Farajirad – Expert in Geopolitical Issues

Turkey’s Strategy in Defending Its Maritime Rights in the Mediterranean

Strategic Council Online – In recent weeks, tensions in the eastern Mediterranean have been escalated apparently as a result of a simple competition over the possession of energy resources; but beyond these tensions lie the historical wounds and geopolitical origins.
Qadir Golkarian – Professor of University of Near East, Cyprus

Iran will give rigid response to any US aggression

Head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi said on Saturday that under Article 51 of the UN Charter of the United Nations on the inherent right to self-defence, Iran is authorized to respond promptly to any US aggression on the pretext of return of the sanctions.

Normalization of Relations with the Zionist Regime Aimed at Forging New Regional Order

Strategic Council Online – Virtual Roundtable: UAE-Zionist regime Agreement goes beyond normalizing relations and is, in fact, a kind of declaration of the formation of a coalition against Iran and is considered an important step towards establishing a new regional order that will be witnessed in the next few years and other countries, such as Saudi Arabia, will play their role in it.

EU-UK Talks Deadlocked

Strategic Council Online – If Britain withdraws from the European Union without an agreement, it will no longer be able to use the EU market and the two sides will have to negotiate customs tariffs. In such a situation, trade barriers will be built in the ports of both sides, which will make the entry and exit of goods difficult and will affect the price trend.
Morteza Makki – European Affairs Expert

Hezbollah Is a Role Playing Reality in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online – A former Iranian diplomat, referring to the different stances of France and the United States regarding the role and status of Hezbollah in Lebanon, said: Hezbollah is a 100% and undeniable reality that exists and is present in Lebanon. No action in this country can succeed without taking the role of Hezbollah into account.

US Attempts to Activate Snapback Mechanism Meaningless

Strategic Council Online – A senior American university professor and expert on international affairs says US attempts to achieve the “snapback” mechanism aim to provoke Iran to leave the JCPOA before a possible Biden presidency so that the US could not come back into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Prospect of Geopolitical Tensions & Complexities in Eastern Mediterranean

Strategic Council Online – Explaining the geopolitical complexities in the Eastern Mediterranean, a faculty member said: “One of the concerns about this region, especially in Europe, is the addition of this crisis to the Middle East security crisis which due to Europe’s geographical proximity to the region, it will have negative consequences for Europe.

US prevention from Europe’s role playing in Afghanistan peace process

Khalil Zad didn’t allow Europe to play the main role in the negotiations and faded Europe role in political process. Well, The European’s concerns about Afghanistan are not included in the US-Taliban agreement. European countries and the E.U use Iran and Afghanistan’s issues to answer the U.S unilateral actions.
Mostafa Hashemi – Afghanistan expert

Prospects of Field Developments after Israel-UAE Agreement

Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asian affairs said that what the Americans are saying in terms of achieving their goals or changing the course of peace in the Middle East is more propaganda and media feed, adding “The Arab states of the Persian Gulf have considerations and they know that this action will have serious consequences for them.”

Iranophobia; Zionist Regime’s Leverage to Deceive, Attract Arab Governments

Strategic Council Online – If the Zionist regime’s relations with the Arab world improve, Iran’s relations with the Arab states will be destroyed, and if Iran’s relations with the Arabs improve, Tel Aviv’s relations with the Arab capitals will be strained; In this case, the Arab states will return to their traditional policy that the Israeli regime is the enemy of the Arabs and the Palestinians.
Qasem Mohabeli – Middle East Affairs Expert

Importance of JCPOA Joint Commission and Opposition to US Anti-JCPOA Efforts

Strategic Council Online – An international affairs analyst, referring to the features of the final statement of the meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission, said: Holding this meeting in these circumstances, as well as issuing a statement expressing the alignment of the members, was a positive step towards maintaining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action order and the international community’s opposition to US actions.

Developments in Pakistan’s Relations with Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online – The recent failed visit of Pakistani army generals to Riyadh, followed by the visit of Imran Khan, seems to be more the result of the frown of the Riyadh rulers than a sign of Pakistani initiative.
Mashallah Shakeri – Former Iranian ambassador to Pakistan and expert on international affairs

Behind the Scenes of Iraq-Jordan-Egypt Trilateral Meeting

Strategic Council Online – Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt, are trying to pull Iraq from the ideological sphere to the atmosphere of Arab reaction in order to deepen the distance between Tehran and Baghdad politically and ideologically.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Implications of Lifting Iran Arms Embargo

Strategic Council Online – The opposition of Beijing and Moscow to Washington’s request to extend the arms embargo on Iran, i.e. giving a negative vote to the US draft resolution of the Security Council, indicates that these countries want to sell arms to Iran.
Amir Ali Abolfath – American Affairs Expert

Al-Kazemi’s Washington Trip & US Strategy in Iraq

Strategic Council Online – Al-Kazemi’s stances reflect his outlooks and political vision about the United States. Some believe that the Americans hope that with Al-Kazemi as Iraq’s prime minister, relations with the US are set to expand and the scope of criticism of the United States inside Iraq will decrease; But we should not overlook the subsequent developments in Iraq; because next year elections will be held and Al-Kazemi himself, as a statesman, has plans for his political future, and is probably thinking of creating a political faction or party.
Siamak Kakai – Iraqi Affairs Expert

Russia the Main Target in Transfer of American Troops from Germany to Poland

Strategic Council Online – Perhaps one of the goals of the United States in transferring troops from Germany to Poland is to divert Moscow’s attention to Russia’s western borders, forcing the Russians to spend a significant portion of their troops and equipment, as well as their military budgets on the western borders.
Seyed Reza Mirtaher – Expert in Military and Strategic Issues

Why Is Europe Oppose to Release of Taliban Prisoners

Strategic Council Online – Europeans say that if the release of Taliban prisoners by the Afghan and US governments is to be a sign of confidence in the start of intra-Afghan negotiations, the Taliban must take further confidence-building steps. Therefore, from the European point of view, the release of 5,000 Taliban forces, even without a positive outlook for a peace agreement, is tactically very dangerous.
Nozar Shafiee – Expert and Researcher on Subcontinent Issues

Tehran-Baghdad Strategic Relations & US Illegitimate Goals in Iraq

Strategic Council Online – “The purpose of the US presence in Iraq is to support Israel’s freedom of action in the region and to contain Iran,” said a West Asian affairs analyst. He added domination over Iraq and utilization of its capacities in line with hostility towards its neighbors will never serve the satisfaction of the neighbouring countries, religious authorities and Iraqi politicians.

European Companies the Main Losers in US Sanctions against Iran, Russia

Strategic Council Online – After the end of the Cold War, economic sanctions were widely used by major world powers as an active tool in foreign policy. An economic embargo is a policy in which the goal is to change a third country’s position on an issue, change its behaviour and performance, and ultimately change the political system of the country in question. This is done by applying economic pressures and restrictions and harming the welfare of society in the target country. The United States holds the record for imposing the most sanctions since a hundred years ago and has imposed more sanctions than the United Nations Security Council and other countries.
Farzan Ghasemi – Researcher at the Office of Economic Diplomacy, Imam Sadegh University