Strategic Council Online: Afghan ambassador to Iran says Iran and Afghanistan are set to sign a comprehensive cooperation document, covering such domains as economy, water, culture, security and immigrants.
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The Strategic Council Online: Former Middle East Director-General at the IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs said drafting the Syrian constitution is a very difficult process, adding that an understanding between international and regional powers could help this trend accomplish its goals otherwise each of these players has tools to disrupt the agreement.
Strategic Council Online: A Middle East Affairs expert says the US oil smuggling from northern Syria is state piracy. “The United States has long looked to the oil wells of Deir ez-Zur and al-Bukamal and is conducting a series of studies on this case.” Wells have been done and it has been concluded that there are huge oil and gas reserves in the eastern Euphrates and in Deir ez-Zur.
Strategic Council Online: Given the recently announced decisions on Kashmir, several scenarios are foreseeable in the future, each requiring a specific reaction.
Nozar Shafiei – Subcontinent Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: IRI former ambassador to Venezuela Ahmad Sobhani, stating that avoiding America today is becoming a principle in Latin America, said: “Although the situation in Argentina is not expected to introduce big reforms, however there will be positive changes.”
Strategic Council Online: An analyst on regional issues, referring to the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and the pressure of certain countries to wage a civil war in Lebanon and weaken the Lebanese Hezbollah, said that today more than being normal events based on current developments the recent unrests revolve around the demands of the external elements with an aim to undermine stability and peace in Lebanon.
Strategic Council: Online: In the United Kingdom, any party that wins elections will have two ways to resolve the Brexit dilemma: Holding a new referendum, or pulling out of the European Union on the condition that some commitments remain.
Strategic Council Online: By dispatching an American delegation to the Davos Summit in Riyadh, President Donald Trump is trying to change the ruthless image of Bin Salman in the media and public opinion around the world, including Asia, Europe, America and Africa following the heinous murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Strategic Council Online: An international relations lecturer said Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States are trying to reap their intended benefits out of the anti-government protests in Lebanon. “They seek to diminish the status and the role of the Resistance in the Lebanese power structure.”
Strategic Council Online: A regional affairs analyst has no doubt that the recent unrest in Lebanon had both internal causes and many evidences showing external intervention. He added that with the prudence exercised by the Hezbollah leadership, the negotiations that took place and the measures taken by the Lebanese government to introduce reforms the result was a new victory for the Islamic Resistance and the Hezbollah.
Strategic Council Online: The Bahraini regime is now one of the weak links in opposition to Iranian regional policy in the Middle East and sees the best way to move closer to the Zionist regime to advance its anti-Iranian goals.
Davood Ahmadzadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: A meeting between US delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish officials in Ankara ended with the announcement of a 120-hour ceasefire in northern Syria. Following the talks, a joint 13-article statement was issued between Turkey and the United States, which, in addition to sparking harsh criticism by Trump’s opponents to its clauses, the Syrian presidential adviser described it “vague.”
Hamideh Safamanesh – International Relations Researcher
Strategic Council Online: An expert on regional issues said the agreement between Russia and Turkey on northern Syria was in the interest of all parties, adding: “If Russia can persuade armed Kurdish fighters to keep away from Turkish borders, which is very difficult to do, the reducing of the tension will continue.”
Strategic Council Online: The declared goal of the US and its allies’ maritime exercises in the Persian Gulf is to limit Iran’s maneuvering power and controlling the Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf, and Oman Sea, and it looks like the US will continue to maintain its naval fleet in the Persian Gulf for the next three decades.
Strategic Council Online: Developments in Syria and measures taken by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to fill US military withdrawal from Syria over the past few weeks have further exposed the weakness and desperation of the European governments in pursuit of their political and security goals in the Middle East.
Morteza Makki – European Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: A European affairs expert says the House of Commons’ reaction to Mr. Johnson’s plans was a loss and at the same time a win for him but did not break the Brexit impasse. He said in the next few months, the situation in the United Kingdom remains ambiguous as to how London wants to exit the EU.
Strategic Council Online: The outlook of the two main parties in the United States is to maintain the country’s leadership and America’s global status; but one view holds that organizations and institutions will prevent this from happening, and the other view is that compliance with international organizations will help maintain and boost America’s standing and its legitimacy.
Tahmoures Gholami – American Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: White House leaders have shown that US support for Saudi Arabia will continue as long as Saudi petrodollars flow into the pockets of US arms dealers.
Hamideh Safamanesh – International Relations Researcher
Strategic Council Online: The Trump administration is trying to resurrect the US Space Command and keep up in space the competition it has with Russia and China on the ground.
Shoaib Bahman – Expert on International Affairs
Strategic Council Online: An international relations professor said the current status of the elections and formation of the government reflects Netanyahu’s defeat. Under the current situation, all his concerns is to remain the prime minister and continue to enjoy political and judicial immunity to keep himself and his wife out of court.