Category: Interview

Prospects of Talks to Revive JCPOA

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international affairs, commenting on the Western team’s approach to the Vienna talks, including Europe and the United States, said: During Donald Trump’s presidency, the United States and Europe had fundamental differences on a variety of issues, including the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); because the Europeans did not really agree with the US withdrawal from the JCPOA; but since Joe Biden took office, differences between Washington and Brussels have narrowed down in many areas, including the case of the JCPOA; therefore, now that the talks have reached a critical stage, all sides are bargaining for giving less concessions and gaining more points.

Mahmoud Abbas Meeting with Gantz Widens Gap between Palestinian Groups

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on West Asia affairs, saying that Abu Mazen meeting with the Israeli defense minister, would create a rift among Palestinian groups, added: The Zionists, under the current situation, are deeply concerned about the broad solidarity and unity of the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

Perspective of Armenia-Azerbaijan Republic Border Talks

Strategic Council Online – Interview: The head of the Caucasus Studies Foundation, saying that Turkey, the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia are seeking to de-escalate and normalize their relations added: There is the possibility that communication lines will be opened under the control and supervision of Russian forces, and in this regard, Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan should also deviate from their ambitious demands.

Perspective; Escalation of Tensions between Russia & the U.S. on Ukraine

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international affairs commented on the last situation of tensions between Russia and the U.S. on Ukraine as saying:” new tensions between Russia and the U.S. started about a year ago. However, the crisis on Ukraine dates back to 2014 when in the course of unrests took place in Kiev, the capital, with the assistance of Western-oriented forces in the country, Victor Yanukovych, the president was forced to resign and a Western-oriented government took office in Ukraine”.

Bahrain’s Objectives behind Normalization of Relations with Syria

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the Middle East affairs, commenting on the targets of the recent measure of the King of Bahrain in appointing the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Syria after 10 years said that Manama pursues two main targets in such measure; first, the use of economic benefits in Syria, that is to say participation in the reconstruction of the country, and second, with regard to the profound transformation in the new regional equations, including the Tehran-Riyadh talks and the reduction of US presence in the region, Bahrain does not want to lag behind such equations. In addition, alleviating pressure on the public opinion, due to the normalization of relations with the Zionist regime, can also be one of the objectives of the Zionist regime behind such action.

Normalization of Bahrain-Zionist Regime Relations; a Threat to Persian Gulf Security

Council Online Strategic – Interview: An expert on the Middle East affairs commenting on the consequences of Bahrain’s decision to normalize relations with the Zionist regime said: Normalization of relations between the small country of Bahrain and the regime will not have much effect on changing the balance of power in favor of Tel Aviv, but in terms of the movements of the Palestinian militants, this hasty relationship is like a poisoned dagger that has stabbed the Palestinian people on the back.

New German Govt. Policy; Accompanying US in Nord Stream 2 Sanctions

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of international affairs said that the future of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project is in a state of ambiguity, adding: The new coalition government in Germany, by suspending the operational process of the pipeline, is effectively moving in the direction intended by Washington and trying to use it as a pressure tool to prevent possible Russian measures against Ukraine.

Turkey’s Strategy to Increase Presence in Africa, Its Challenges

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A professor at the University of Tehran described the change in Turkey-Africa relations as a sign of Ankara’s multidimensional attention and dynamism in its foreign policy towards Africa and the prospect of a hopeful and long-term presence on that continent, adding: Ankara is seeking long-term strategic relations and to impact throughout the African continent.

Postponement of Elections, Prospects of Political Developments in Libya

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst on Africa affairs said that the hasty holding of the elections in Libya will not lead to any conclusion and could even increase tensions, adding: Although the decision to hold elections in that country was the result of numerous political processes and negotiations, now the elections have been postponed and there is still no clear prospect of holding the elections.

Challenges Facing Britain with Full Implementation of Post-Brexit Customs Regulations

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Europe affairs said that the Boris Johnson administration will definitely face serious challenges in enforcing customs regulations to control imports and exports to Britain, adding: The European Union does not seem to be willing to make concessions to Britain over Northern Ireland, and it is ultimately London that will have to make many considerations about how to create customs barriers between the two Irish borders.

Practical Support from Intl. Community, UNSC for Palestinians Imperative

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on West Asia affairs, stating that the international community has shown that it is still opposed to the Zionist regime’s settlement policy, said: With the continuation and expansion of adventurisms and development of settlements in the Golan Heights and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the international community seeks to curb the Zionist regime and prevent development of settlements..

Pakistan’s New Approach towards Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having referred to the efforts made by Pakistan in the recent meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to stabilize its role in Afghanistan, extending the required scope to play a role in that country and playing an intermediate role between Taliban and regional as well as trans-regional countries, an expert on Afghanistan issues said:” Pakistan is implementing the policy to turn Islamabad to Taliban foreign policy capital”.

Grounds for Economic Cooperation with Countries of the Resistance Axis

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the Middle East affairs, commenting on the grounds for economic cooperation between Iran and the Axis of Resistance countries, especially Iraq, said: Unlike some media scene setting, there is a great potential for economic cooperation between Tehran and Baghdad, much of which have been exploited.

Arab States Goals in Trying to Normalize Relations with Syria

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Syrian affairs, saying that a major part of the decision to normalize relations between Arab countries and Syria goes back to their competition with Iran and Turkey, noted: The Axis of Resistance should activate economic mechanisms in the region and in Syria; otherwise it will face a reduction in influence and will be severely caught by surprise.

Behind the Scenes of Suspension of Turkey’s EU Membership Talks

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert of Turkey affairs, commenting on the decision of the Council of Ministers of the European Union to block the talks on Turkey’s membership in the Union said: Turkey had separated its path from Europe many years ago and had not, and still does not have, any hope in the outcome of the talks on joining the EU. Perhaps for the same reason such a decision now would not result in a major change in the nature of Ankara’s foreign relations with the West.

Consequences of Approval of a Bipartisan Bill Banning Iranian Drones in US

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international affairs at the Center for Technological Studies of President’s Office said that Iran’s UAV industry cannot be stopped under external pressure. He added: The growing power of Iran’s defense industry, contrary to US claims, does not aim to destabilize the region but rather to maintain the stability and security of the country and the region.

Leftism Victory in Chile; Indicative of Decline of the U.S. Power in Latin America

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having said livelihood and tendency towards socialism and leftism in a Latin American neoliberal country like Chile is noticeable, a university professor added:” Now, restoration of political and economic stability is a priority in the country and the leftist president of Chile is making effort to put an end to economic based protests in Chile.

Consequences of UN Secretary General’s Opposition to US -Sanctions against Iran

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international affairs commenting on the UN Secretary General’s recent request to the United States to lift sanctions on Iran said: This request shows that international bodies, including the United Nations, the Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency, have gained a better understanding of Iran’s peaceful nuclear activity.

US Strategic Targets in Iraq after Apparent Military Withdrawal

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of West Asia affairs, explaining the new US strategy in Iraq after troop withdrawal, said: The United States seeks to change the military, security, and political arrangements in Iraq and build capacity for a possible normalization of Baghdad’s relations with the Zionist regime.