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Behind the Presence of American Aircraft Carrier in Persian Gulf

Strategic Council Online: An expert on international affairs says: “As the Americans talk about withdrawing from Syria and reducing the number of their military forces in Afghanistan, there is a great deal of ambiguity about the future of the US allies, or in other words, the US affiliates in the region. Therefore, the presence of American aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf could suggest that US military withdrawal from Syria does not mean a decline in Washington’s support for Saudi Arabia or the Zionist regime in the region.

France; Victim of Wrong Policies

Strategic Council Online: France’s economic problems are rooted in the country’s economic structures and the liberal policies of the government have been the cause of discontent due to declining welfare benefits and double pressure on the lower classes.

Consequences of American Unilateralism

Strategic Council Online: An expert on US affairs is strongly convinced that the unilateralist policies and approaches of Donald Trump will undoubtedly drag America into isolation.

Europe Concerned about US Unilateralism

Strategic Council Online: In less than two years into the presidency of Donald Trump, evidence suggests that the United States and Europe are going their own ways. The divide between the former allies seems to get as deep as the Atlantic Ocean.

France’s Protests and Trump’s Opportunism

Strategic Council Online: As the Elysee Palace has been struggling with protests against a government decision to raise taxes and fuel prices over the past month, the US president has taken advantage of the opportunity to attack his French counterpart, who at the G20 meeting along with some other European leaders, implied that the Trump administration was unilateralist.

Impact of US Policies on Iran-China Relations

Strategic Council Online: In view of the US pressures, China is trying to quietly maintain its relationship with Iran, a prominent example of which is the resumption of Iran-China banking relations.
Abdolreza Faraji Rad – University Lecturer

U.S. and the Afghanistan peace process

Strategic Council Online: The United States seems to be pursuing two main goals in Afghanistan: First make the Taliban part of the power in Afghanistan, that is to put other parties and groups that are opposed to the Taliban in a position to accept the Taliban’s share of power. The second goal is to have a state entirely aligned with Washington’s goals.
Pir Mohammad Molazehi, Expert on Afghanistan Affairs

Idea of Intra-Civilizational Dialogue in Muslim World

Strategic Council Online: President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Dr. Kamal Kharrazi said the idea of reviving the Islamic civilization in the region could under the current conditions provide a good atmosphere for talks on peace and stability in the region within an intra-civilizational dialogue.

Iran’s Unique Resistance versus the Sanctions

Strategic Council Online: Amara Essy, former foreign minister of the Ivory Coast who is in Tehran to attend the Islamic Unity Conference met Dr. Kamal Kharrazi, President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations.

Iran Disappointed with SPV Implementation

Strategic Council Online: President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations says the implementation process of the EU Financial Mechanism (SPV) is disappointing.

Europe’s Failure to Comply with JCPOA ‍Can Lead to Regional Instability

Strategic Council Online: President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Dr Kamal Kharrazi says Europe’s compliance with the Iran Nuclear Agreement (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is a good indication as to whether EU can be trusted on its other initiatives. “Europe’s failure to comply with the JCPOA could result in regional instability,” Kharrazi noted.

Reasons for Recent Successful Iraqi Elections

Strategic Council Online: President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Dr Kamal Kharrazi says the wisdom of the Iraqi religious authorities, as well as popular groups, has brought the two Islamic faiths in Iraq closer, noting that this was one reason the Iraqi people left behind a successful election.

EU, Iran and US Sanctions

Strategic Council Online: President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations of Iran Dr. Kamal Kharrazi, who is visiting Austria,  addressed the 22nd European Forum themed “The European Union, as a Leading Actor for Security and Defense,” in Vienna and spoke on EU-Iran cooperation in the face of the new US sanctions against Iran.

Iran Stands United against American Pressures

Strategic Council Online: President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Dr. Kamal Kharrazi says Iranians stand united against US pressures and “we are trying to overcome these problems with due regard to our resources and facilities, the assistance of the friendly countries as well as mechanisms being formulated by the European Union.”

America Is Not Trustworthy

Strategic Council Online: President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Dr. Kamal Kharrazi says one of the reasons that Iran is not prepared to enter into dialogue with the current US government is because the US administration does not adhere to its obligations.

U.S. an Obstacle to Peace in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: Dr Kamal Kharrazi says the United States is using Afghanistan as a political tool and its claims on restoring peace in the country are not trustworthy.

Strategic Dimensions of Iran-Europe Relations

Strategic Council Online: The President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations said: ‘Europe is pursuing its independence, development of the euro, and its security independence from the United States, all developments that are welcomed by Iran.’

Tehran’s condition to accept European package

Strategic Council Online: President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, Dr Kamal Kharrazi, speaking on the aftermath of the US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal said that several rounds of negotiations with Europeans have taken place and are still underway. “We hope that the package that the European Union is going to offer to Tehran would guarantee Iran’s rights,” he underlined.