Category: Interview

Signs of Shift in Balance of Power in Yemen War

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs, commenting on the latest political and military developments in Yemen, said that the current developments in Yemen have serious distinctions compared to the developments of the last 6 years, which are indicative of new events.

Variables Affecting Revival of JCPOA

Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs commenting on the results of holding the two rounds of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Joint Commission meeting in Vienna said: Considering the desire of all parties to continue the negotiations, it can be said that the scenario of reviving the JCPOA is not far-fetched.

Netanyahu presidency scenario to save the Zionist regime from political deadlock

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Zionist regime affairs says the public opinion in Israel believes Benjamin Netanyahu’s thirst for power is the sole reason behind the prolongation of the political deadlock, adding that political groups inside the Zionist regime have reached the conclusion that Israel needs to continue its path without Netanyahu.

Prospects of the peace process in Afghanistan and the Istanbul talks

Online Strategic Council—Interview: An analyst of Afghanistan issues says the Istanbul meeting is in fact complementary to the Moscow conference and it seems there is an agreement between the Americans and the Russians behind the curtains on the future of Afghanistan and the structure of power, adding that such efforts are far from success without soliciting the prior agreement of the neighbors and the incorporation of their viewpoints.

Internal Unrest, Potential for Major Socio-Political Developments in Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online – An analyst of West Asia affairs said that Saudi Arabia is the cradle of ISIS line of thinking and that Mohammed bin Salman’s approach to social reform is contradictory, adding: There is potentials for great socio-political changes in Saudi Arabia, but they have forcefully prevented this by spending huge money and through false propaganda.

The role of Iran in terminating the political life of Netanyahu

Online Strategic Council—Interview: An expert of Middle East issues referred to the approach by Benjamin Netanyahu the prime minister of the Zionist regime concerning the issue of revival of the nuclear deal and his efforts to obstruct the return of the US to the JCPOA, saying Netanyahu has always made efforts to exploit the intensification of conflict between Tehran and Washington to advance his own goals.

Contemplating on Reasons for Concerns of Opponents of Iran-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Document

Strategic Council Online – Signing of the 25-year document on Iran-China strategic cooperation is still the most important political and economic event of the day. At the end of the 2016 visit of President of China to Iran, who had also an important meeting with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, a joint 20-point statement was issued emphasizing promotion of relations to “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs

Russia-EU relations during the Biden presidency and the role of China

Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of Europe issues, referring to the recent remarks of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who castigated EU for destroying all infrastructure of relations with Russia, said Lavrov views on the severance of cooperation between Moscow and the European Union were made after an intensification of criticisms and tensions between the EU and Russia.

Iran-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, a Model for Club of Sanctioned States

Strategic Council Online – A university faculty member said that the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Iran and China can neutralize unilateral sanctions, adding: If member countries of the Sanctioned Club can define strategic relations between themselves, then they can formulate a long-term plan which requires initial preparation.

Investigating Strategic Approaches of Powers in Indo-Pacific

Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the University of Tehran said that the quadripartite security dialogue called “Quad”, which began informally between the United States, Japan, Australia, and India in 2007, has been considered again in response to China’s growing economic and military power.

Zionist Regime and Continuation of Political Stalemate

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs, referring to the Knesset elections in Israel and the failure of the two main parties (the Likud and the Blue and White) to win seats required to form a government, said that the elections are likely to be held in Israel again.

Dr. Kharrazi Responds to Ambiguities Raised around Iran-China Comprehensive Cooperation Plan Document

Strategic Council Online: President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, in response to our reporter’s question about Iran-China Comprehensive Cooperation Plan document, said: This document is not a contract nor an agreement to contain details of cooperation between the two countries in the next 25 years; it is rather a letter of intent and roadmap to guide cooperation between the two countries in various fields over the coming years and, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has explained in its factsheet, it contains outlines of long-term cooperation between the two countries in political, strategic, economic and cultural fields.

Political Developments in Armenia and Role of Foreign Powers

Strategic Council Online – Head of Iran-Armenia Friendship Association, stating that Russia and the United States have not shown opposition to the continuation of Pashinyan’s stay in power, said: In the early elections, Pashinyan will regain the majority and will continue his rule, of course, if there is no coup by the military.

Saudi Objectives in Reintroducing Fraudulent Ceasefire Plan in Yemen

Strategic Council Online – An analyst of West Asia affairs said that the repeated presentation of the ceasefire plan by Saudi Arabia was done solely for the purpose of hindering the progress in Ma’rib Province, adding that Saudi Arabia is trying to buy time to make it clear to the United States and the West that they seek peace and deceive the public opinion by saying that they are after putting an end to the war and seek peace and ceasefire.

Messages and outcomes of Hezbollah consultations in Russia

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Russian studies, while referring to the outcomes of the consultations conducted by Lebanon’s Hezbollah in Moscow, said if players influential in resolving the crisis and controlling the domestic situation in Syria enhance once again their cooperation and interaction, this message will be sent to the United States and the Joe Biden administration that disrupting the order in the region would not be without costs for the United States.

Necessity of More Effective Actions by Coalition of 16 Sanctioned Countries

Strategic Council Online – Secretary of the Policy Council of the Anti-Sanctions Club, emphasizing the need for practical actions by the 16 member states of the Anti-Sanctions Coalition, said: If this coalition is the beginning of a serious new movement and help other measures to counter sanctions, it is useful; the coalition should be able to hold a summit at the level of heads or foreign ministers and then reach a structure and organization, not just issue a concluding statement.