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Impediments to the official normalization of the relations between the Zionist regime and Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: Official normalization of relations between some Arab governments and the Zionist regime is an act of treason in the Muslim world; the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco are the pioneers of this hated policy and should shoulder the responsibilities of such normalization. The process of normalization and publicization of relations with the Zionist regime was not a stab from the back but a blade from the front on the body of Palestine—something that will not definitely remain unanswered by the public opinion of the Arab countries and Muslim world as well as the Palestinian resistance groups. According to a public opinion poll conducted by the Arabic Center of Political Research and Studies, based in Doha, 92 percent of the surveyed public opinion in the Arab world consider the Zionist regime as a threat to the security and peace of the region.
Hamid Khoshayand—International issues analyst

Saudi Arabia, the main loser of G20 Summit

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Persian Gulf studies says the recent G20 Summit meeting was held under circumstances in which many human rights groups had asked the G20 leaders to take the opportunity to put pressure on the Saudi regime for its grave violations of human rights.

Sales of arms to Saudi Arabia; Western complicity in war crimes in Yemen

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Military aggression continues against Yemen while countries such as the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, France and Canada are accomplice to the crimes committed against the world’s most impoverished country of the region through the continued sale of arms and intelligence and logistical supports provided to Saudi Arabia.
Mahmoud Fazeli—Expert of European issues

Dimensions of Saudi Arabia’s war crimes and crimes against humanity in Yemen

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of West Asia affairs says crimes of the United States and Saudi Arabia against the people of Yemen are unprecedented in the history of humanity and the massive sale of arms during the past five years to Saudi Arabia has emboldened the Al Saud regime to keep on its crimes and murder against the people of Yemen.

Developments in Pakistan’s Relations with Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online – The recent failed visit of Pakistani army generals to Riyadh, followed by the visit of Imran Khan, seems to be more the result of the frown of the Riyadh rulers than a sign of Pakistani initiative.
Mashallah Shakeri – Former Iranian ambassador to Pakistan and expert on international affairs

Warning against Nuclearization of Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online – A Saudi affairs analyst, stating that part of the concerns about Saudi Arabia is regarding the possibility of Wahhabi extremist groups coming to power, said that the international community can address the concerns of Saudi Arabia by fully and effectively monitoring the activities of the nuclear core and define clear lines for Saudi Arabia to move towards energy production from this industry.

US Goals behind Decision to Withdraw Arms, Troops from Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online: A university professor on geopolitical issues says the United States is withdrawing its Patriot missiles and troops from Saudi Arabia to earn more money from Riyadh. “Economic pressures have prompted Americans to try to test the Saudis to see how much they can help provide funding,” he said. However, the decision does not appear to be final, and it remains to be seen what the Saudis could do to keep Trump satisfied.”

New Crises and a Tough Test for Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online: The developments occurring in Saudi Arabia in recent weeks for quantitative and qualitative reasons are considerably detached from the traditional process, based on general and current standards in the country. Meantime, some observers and analysts evaluate the situation of political trends in Saudi Arabia to be different from the previous years.
Abolghasem Delfi – Former Iranian Ambassador

Saudi Arabia Attempts Face Saving Exit from Yemen War

Strategic Council Online: Saudi Arabia is trying to pretend that it has won many victories in the Yemen war and that these victories are summed up in the scattered bombings of the Yemeni people. But the people of Yemen, Ansarullah, and the revolutionary forces will certainly monitor Saudi movements intelligently, and will not allow Riyadh to impose peace on them, just as it imposed war on Yemen.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East affairs expert

Oil Prices Fall; Trump Threatens Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online: It appears the Trump administration’s most important tactic for rising oil prices is to put pressure on Saudi Arabia to drag Russia into an output cut deal and to threaten imposition of tariffs on oil imports from Saudi Arabia.
Reza Majidzadeh – International Political Economy Researcher

Three Scenarios on Wave of Arrests in Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online: King Salman has persuaded Saudi princes by a number of tools such as repression, appeasement, relative consensus and buying loyalty that the Saudi gerontocracy structure needs mobility by a young prince from the House of Sudairi who would simultaneously maintain the territorial integrity, survival of the kingdom and power preservation. There is a strong connection in the House of Al Saud.
Kamran Karami – Arabian Peninsula researcher

Strategic Goals of Yemeni Resistance Operation against Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online: What we have witnessed in the recent widespread operations of the Ansarullah movement and the Yemeni people’s armies against Saudi positions is, on the one hand, an attempt to persuade Saudi Arabia to admit its military weaknesses inside Yemen, and on the other, an attempt to thwart troublesome and armed moves of mercenary groups seeking to disrupt the situation in Sanaa (the capital of Yemen) and create new insecurity in the region.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert

Saudi Arabia to Compensate for Its Regional Mistakes?

Strategic Council Online: Former Middle East Director-General of the IRI Foreign Ministry believes that after the recent drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, the authorities in Riyadh have concluded that the crisis is getting out of control.

US Seeks to Sell More Weapons to Saudi Arabia!

Strategic Council Online: Recent attacks on Aramco refineries not only inflicted huge economic losses on Saudi Arabia, but also the heavy humiliation over the failure of “buying security by oil” strategy and uncertainty over future security has prompted Saudi leaders to make news military purchases to fill the defensive gap.
Hamideh Safamanesh – International Relations Researcher

Dimensions, Consequences of China-Saudi Missile Cooperation

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: CNN recently reported that Saudi Arabia is actively cooperating with China to develop ballistic missiles. According to satellite images obtained by CNN from its sources, Saudi Arabia is producing ballistic missiles at least in one base.
Kamran Karami – Researcher on Saudi Arabia affairs

Riyadh’s New Policy within the Context of Saudi Regional Strategy

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of West Asia affairs, saying that Saudi Arabia, while trying to reduce tensions with countries in the region, is reconsidering its foreign policy, noted: Under the current situation, internal issues and proclamation of the monarchy have gained more importance for Mohammad bin Salman, and we are witnessing more defensive policy on the part of Saudi Arabia..

Saudi Interventionist Policy in Lebanon, Its Consequences on Axis of Resistance

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of West Asia affairs, stressing that resignation of the Lebanese minister of information will not resolve the Riyadh-Beirut issues, said: Saudi aid is a function of Riyadh’s policies in Beirut, that is to say an attempt to isolate the Hezbollah and the Axis of Resistance.

Saudi Political-Economic Pressures on Lebanon, Its Consequences

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Former Iranian ambassador to Lebanon said that Saudi Arabia in any case seeks to create chaos, form a kind of political vacuum and create crisis in Lebanon. Riyadh also intends to lead the Resistance to the civil war and tarnish its image in that country. He noted: The main problem of Riyadh is the presence of Hezbollah in Lebanon, and with the resignation of Mr. Qardahi, Saudi Arabia will not take a positive step to solve Lebanon’s economic problems.

Behind the Scenes of US-Saudi Arms Deal

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A senior researcher of international affairs commenting on Joe Biden’s recent decision to sell arms to Saudi Arabia said: Since Joe Biden was opposed to the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and had also announced it, therefore his current move has raised questions; although his administration officials have told him that those weapons are defensive, not offensive.