Category: Interview

Necessity of Global Stand against U.S. Sanctions

Strategic Council Online- Interview: Having pointed out the recent statement issued by thirty countries including Iran, China, Russia, Palestine, Belarus, Pakistan, Egypt, Venezuela and Bolivia on condemning to resort the coercive unilateral measures such as sanctions against developing countries, an expert on the U.S. said:” It is obvious that when the U.S. pressurizes countries under the pretext of sanctions, those countries try to both minimize their dependence on the U.S. economy and maximize their capacities to boost their cooperation with other countries subjected to similar sanctions”.

Outcome of Excluding Ukraine from Russian Gas Pipeline Project to Europe

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A faculty member of Allameh Tabatabaei University, stating that the nature of Russia’s executive plans to transfer energy to Europe is in the direction of eliminating Ukraine, said: Elimination of Ukraine, in addition to undermining the integrity of Europe’s position vis-a-vis Moscow, is a major blow to its transit position and reduces its bargaining power before Europe and Russia.

North Korea’s Riddle in Game of Powers

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A senior international affairs researcher, commenting on the targets of North Korea’s new missile test, said: North Korea’s nuclear policy is basically a scoring policy. In that sense, North Korea insists that as far as it is possible it would expand its nuclear technology and build bombs and missiles so that the United States would come to the negotiating table and make concessions.

Dr. Kharazi: Ensuring The Rights of All Ethnic Groups, Minorities, Including Their Security, Is The Duty Of All Sovereignties

Strategic Council Online: Dr. Kamal Kharazi said: The main duty of every sovereignty is to ensure the rights of its people, including their security, and this also applies to the incumbent sovereignty in Afghanistan. Countering terrorism and preventing crimes such as the massacre of innocent children and people in Shiite schools and mosques by the ISIS terrorist group is primarily the task of the current sovereignty to eliminate terrorists from the scene of Afghanistan, and of course, it is the natural right of the oppressed Shiites of Afghanistan to defend their rights.

Collective engagement in the Caucasus; securing the interests of all regional countries

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of the Caucasus issues says any efforts to change international borders and geopolitics of the region are considered as redline for Iran, adding that “it is expected that the emphasis of the Azerbaijan Republic on the 3+3 model of cooperation will be beyond the policies applied by this country and we would witness measures which would indicate this country is interested in collective and regional political cooperation instead of reliance on the Zionist regime or foreign powers”.

Threats and Challenges of Pakistani Taliban for Islamabad Gov’t

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A former Iranian diplomat considered Islamabad’s support for the Taliban coming to power in Kabul as a threat to Pakistan’s future and said: The coming to power of the Taliban in Kabul stimulates ethnic sentiments for supporting the Pashtuns in the Pashtun-populated and tribal areas and this will become a great challenge for the government of that country.

Post-Brexit and the crisis of fuel shortage in the UK

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of European affairs says that the situation in Britain after the Cold War and with the change in US foreign policy priorities is not such that it can cooperate with the United States in all areas, adding that after leaving the European Union, Britain seeks to implement the policy of a “global Britain” and will certainly try to establish itself as a great power in Europe and on the world stage after leaving the European Union.

Orientation of Taliban Rule in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Former head of the Logistics Headquarter of Afghanistan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that the Taliban is now only thinking of consolidating its international position; said: So far, there is no evidence of the efforts of the leaders of that group to create an inclusive government with the presence of all ethnic groups.

The prospect of “new governance” in the UAE

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of West Asia issues says replacing some ministers and presenting general outlines cannot present a bright landscape for the situation of the United Arab Emirates in the next 50 years.

British Involvement in War Crimes in Afghanistan, London’s Int’l Responsibility

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An international law professor stressing the need for countries to pay attention to the responsibility of the British government for the massacre of civilians in Afghanistan and discussing it in international meetings and forums said: According to “international humanitarian law” or the so-called war law, those who have ordered massacre of the civilians are considered as guilty and war criminals, and the British government has an international responsibility in this regard.

Strategic Mistakes in Holding Security Confab in Iraqi Kurdistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on West Asia affairs, referring to the holding of a security conference in Iraqi Kurdistan on normalization of relations with the Zionist regime, said: The normalization and publicity of the Zionist regime’s presence in Iraqi Kurdistan, as well as disintegration of the region, were the two main targets of the conference in the Kurdish-populated part of Iraq.

Unacceptable Ambitions of Azeri President to Change Geopolitics of Caucasus

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international and regional affairs, referring to the destructive role of the Zionist regime in the Caucasus and considering the confession of the President of Azerbaijan on using Israeli drones, said: The recent provocative actions of the government of President Ilham Aliyev in holding a joint maneuver with Turkey and the Zionist regime along Iran’s northwestern borders and Aliyev’s accusations against Iran within the context of his family’s long-standing and unacceptable ambition to change the geopolitics of the Caucasus can be analyzed.

Strategic Opportunities for Iran’s Membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor saying that Iran could be the third most influential country in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization after China and Russia, said: Iran’s membership in that organization alone is not enough for the achievement of Tehran’s goals and some factors must be taken into account and at the same time movements should be put on the agenda.

Implications of Armenia’s Complaint against Republic of Azerbaijan At Intl. Court Of Justice

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Caucasus and Turkey affairs, referring to the reports that Armenia has filed a complaint with the International Court of Justice, accusing the Republic of Azerbaijan of putting Armenians under racial discrimination “for decades” and this is contrary to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which both countries have signed and said: This move by Armenia will not be of much benefit to the country in the short term. This is because the procedure in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is such that after a complaint is filed by Armenia, the Court must approve its jurisdiction by a majority of votes, and if no such majority is formed, the Court will refuse to continue the proceedings.

US Responsibility for Attacking Civilian Vehicle in Afghanistan, Silence Of Intl. Organizations

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An Afghan researcher and journalist, referring to the silence of the international community on the US crimes and attacks on civilian vehicle in Afghanistan, said: If human rights organizations and international forums break their silence, the US will be pressured for paying compensation to the survivors and for punishing the agents involved.

Afghanistan: Scenarios Before Future Government & Iran’s Strategy

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor saying that any separation between Iran, Russia, and China in connection with the developments in Afghanistan would be very dangerous noted: We should be very careful in recognizing the Taliban while consulting jointly with Russia and China.

Prospects of Europe-US relations in view of intensified differences over the Aukus Pact

Strategic Council Online-Interview: A professor at the University of Tehran called the recent tensions between France and the United States over the Aukus pact affect NATO cooperation and said that the alliance between Britain, Australia and the United States was being analyzed in the context of the Cold War with China and Europe does not have a good memory of it due to being ignored in the Cold War.

Dangerous Consequences of UAE Intelligence Cooperation with the Zionist Regime

Strategic Council Online- Interview: Having stated that offering information of more than nine millions of foreign citizens living in United Arab Emirates to the Zionist Regime represents the depth of betrayal of Abu Dhabi as well as her reliance and dependence on the Zionist regime, an expert on the Zionist regime affairs told:” This will have reactions and UAE should accept its responsibilities.