Category: Interview

Priority of Iran and Iraq; Continuation and Strengthening of Strategic Relations

Strategic Council Online – Referring to the dissatisfaction of the United States and certain regional states with the deepening of Iran-Iraq relations, a West Asian affairs expert said: Mr Al-Kazemi’s visit to Tehran at the head of a high-level delegation and high-level meetings held between the two sides show the determination of the parties to continue and consolidate cooperation at various levels as a top priority on the agenda.

Emirates; Wandering Actor of the Region!

Strategic Council Online – A Tehran University professor, referring to some dichotomies in the foreign policy of the United Arab Emirates, said: “The UAE wants to play a role greater than the limits of its capacity and geography. It wants to connect to different axes at the same time and be present on occasionally contradictory fronts in order to legitimize its existence and status.

EU Action in Line with Maintaining Unity, Solidarity

Strategic Council Online – An Iranian diplomat, stating that the agreement of European leaders on approving the budget to counteract the effects of the recession caused by the corona outbreak, was the cause of halting or slowing down the divergence process of the Union. He said: They did so in order to preserve Europe, and this is a message not only to the United States but to the whole world, that they are determined to preserve Europe from collapse and to boost its values and capabilities.

Ways to Pursue US International Crime against Iranian Passenger Plane

Strategic Council Online – An international law professor stressed the need to prosecute the attack of US fighter jets on an Iranian passenger plane, saying: “This action is an international crime and is definitely condemned in international forums. Nations need to know how brutally Americans behave.

Protests Escalate over Netanyahu’s Corruption and Inability to Contain Corona

Strategic Council Online – An analyst on the Israeli regime’s affairs said the widespread popular protests in the Occupied Territories show that Netanyahu has practically polarized the Zionist society with his own kind of politics. “Much of the support Trump provides to Netanyahu’s policies is considered by the domestic circles of the United States and the Zionist regime to be in the interests of the “Netanyahu gang” and not in the interests of the Zionist regime as a whole.

UN Task to Prevent Collapse of International System

Strategic Council Online – A university professor emphasized that the UN Secretary-General’s statement that the world was out of balance was a fact he had raised given the seriousness of the issue: “The time has arrived to reorganize the world order anew and prevent crises such as the World War.

Escalation of Foreign Interventions in Lebanon and the Need to Maintain Internal Solidarity

Strategic Council Online – A Middle East affairs analyst believes that the United States is trying to change the political map in Lebanon, saying that under the status quo the conspiracy against Lebanon is pursued economically and with political goals, but people are largely patient and are trying to change these conditions with the help of the independent ruling government and Hezbollah.

How to Use the Report of UN Human Rights Rapporteur

Strategic Council Online – A professor of international law said that the report of the UN Human Rights Rapporteur on the assassination of Quds Force Commander Sardar Qasem Soleimani, despite its weaknesses and shortcomings, contains positive points. These positions can provide the possibility of legal and international prosecution as a notable document in international courts and authorities, he added.

Continuation of US Tariff-Trade War with or without Trump

Strategic Council Online -From the US point of view, no matter who is in the White House, the continuation of the globalization process is dangerous and will not serve the interests of this country; so in the third decade of the 21st century, Americans are likely to follow the path of trade nationalism, with or without Trump.
Amir Ali Abolfath – American Affairs Expert

Prospects, Challenges of Negotiations between Taliban & Gov’t

Strategic Council Online – An Afghan affairs analyst said that the process of dialogue between the Afghans and its future does not seem dark: “Given the existing challenges, we will certainly not see a comprehensive agreement between the Taliban and the Afghan government in the short term, but we can expect the process of dialogue gradually reduce the volume of disputes.

Reasons for UNSC “Stop the Conflict” Resolution Ineffectiveness

Strategic Council Online – An international affairs expert said that the resolution to end the conflict in the context of the corona outbreak, like most Security Council resolutions, does not provide an executive guarantee, adding that UNSC members often have conflicting political stances and it is very difficult to agree on a text. At the same time there is not strong political resolve to implement these interpretive texts.

Reasons Why Russia and China Oppose Anti-Syrian Resolution

Strategic Council Online – Russia’s inference from the German-Belgian resolution proposed at the UN Security Council is that it could be a cover for the destructive activities of various Western countries in Syria, and therefore prevented the adoption of this resolution.
Hassan Beheshtipour – Expert on Russian Affairs

US Impediments on Extending New START Treaty with Russia

Strategic Council Online – If President Donald Trump is re-elected in November 2020, given the current process, it can be predicted that the United States will refrain from extending the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in February 2021, and if this scenario is implemented the world can be expected to face a new arms race and all current nuclear restrictions on the United States would be lifted.
Seyed Reza Mirtaher – Expert on Military and Strategic Issues

Europe’s Skepticism on Future of Relations with United States

Strategic Council Online – A professor of geopolitics, referring to some of the European leaders’ positions and moves toward secession from the United States, said: “However, it should not be assumed that Europeans have seceded from the United States and do not consider Washington as their ally.” But in the current situation in Europe, Europe is waiting for the results of the elections in the United States in the next four months and if Mr. Biden comes to power, the United States and Europe will be closer again.”

Causes, Consequences of Recent Tensions between Pyongyang and Seoul

Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Asian affairs referring to the type of acting by China and the United States in the Korean Peninsula said: “Given the reluctance of the two powers to face a serious confrontation in the current situation, it is predicted that the decision taken by North Korea to suspend military action against South Korea is in line with the interests of the major actors and therefore has no significant impact on the countries concerned.

Behind the Scenes of New Unrest in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online – An analyst on West Asian affairs said there were “obvious hands” among foreign countries as well as domestic political currents against the Lebanese government, adding that Hassan Diab’s government did not appear to be able to maintain the status quo and efforts are underway to overthrow his government and put the phase of confrontation with the Hezbollah on the agenda; So the next step will be very difficult for Lebanon.

White House Goals behind Accusing Iran, Russia, China of interfering in US Protests

Strategic Council Online – A professor of the University of Tehran noting that the claim of Iran’s intervention in the US protests could eventually end up in Tehran’s favor, said: “The White House officials want to question the legitimacy of the protests in the US by linking them to foreign countries. While doing so, they are attacking their own people and trying to put the blame on others by way of projection.

West’s Strategic Reflections on “Eastern Threat”

Strategic Council Online – “The post-corona era is a space for hostility in the areas of trade, finance, economics and administration,” a university professor said, referring to NATO Secretary-General’s warning of China’s future threat to the West. “These tensions have begun and cannot be ignored in the relations of the great powers,” he said.