Strategic Council Online: A strategic affairs expert believes the corona crisis is a positive factor for launching a club of sanctioned. “The corona crisis is pushing the world economy towards the endogeneity of countries and a nationalist approach that can serve as a positive factor for creating such a club.
Strategic Council Online: An Iranian diplomat says the impact and implications of the coronavirus can be very broad and unimaginable in the world and in the United States. He said the repercussions of the corona crisis were visible in both global systems, the democratic system and authoritarian systems in the United States, and the US President, in reality, exposed the weaknesses of both systems in handling the coronavirus crisis.
Strategic Council Online: As Trump’s maximum pressure to attract US public opinion, and change the course of international development of corona pandemic towards China, by introducing this country as the origin of the virus, and make Beijing responsible for this pandemic by any means, French diplomacy is on a mission to continue this trend and to increase a controlled pressure on Paris-Beijing relations.
Abolghasem Delfi – Former IRI Ambassador to France
Strategic Council Online: “Despite international efforts to lift unilateral sanctions against Iran under the coronavirus crisis, unfortunately, there are no signs of a change in US policy,” said an analyst of international affairs. He added that the IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made great and successful efforts to this end but the pressure must be much greater to be effective and leave an impact on the Trump team.
Strategic Council Online: Given the economic and social implications of the coronavirus in the United States, maybe it would be more attractive if Trump was defeated by his Democratic rival, Joe Biden. However, even if this would be the case given the US governing structure in practice, it is unlikely for Biden to be able to make effective changes in the US strategy towards the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Saeed Shokouhi – Faculty Member of Allameh Tabatabai University
Strategic Council Online: Unlike Russia that is interested in arms negotiations with the Americans, the Chinese are not eager to enter into such a process in the current situation and accept restrictions against their missile programs.
Shoaib Bahman – Russian Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: US officials have witnessed a series of open and clandestine steps to launch anti-Iranian movements in Iraq that have not only led to serious setbacks but have also resulted in the expulsion of US troops from Iraq.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: The latest example of the international community’s opposition to US unilateral sanctions can be seen in the unanimous view of BRICS foreign ministers who have called for the lifting of such sanctions.
Dr. Ali Karbalai Hosseini – International Law Researcher
Strategic Council Online: A university professor said Trump due to the upcoming elections in the US had shown procrastination and delayed decisions in managing the corona crisis. Trump failed to do much of what he should have done sooner regarding the coronavirus, he said, adding now that the US has received an economic blow and Trump’s performance has been questioned, he is trying to put the blame on others.
Strategic Council Online: A university professor, referring to a series of recent US actions in Venezuela said: “The United States has come to the conclusion that Venezuela is a weak link it can use for foreign policy achievement, and with the focus on Venezuela, Washington may topple Maduro in a quasi-coup in the remaining few months.”
Strategic Council Online: US President Ronald Trump is under intense public pressure these days, and the evidence points to negligence and uncertainty in crisis management in the United States, which has made the situation in the country very critical. Now the president of the United States is looking for a victim to put the blame on, and to hold that institution or organization responsible for this scandal.
Amir Ali Abolfatah – American affairs expert
Strategic Council Online — An expert on European affairs said the current situation and the coronavirus crisis are by far more dangerous than any previous crisis for the crisis-hit European Union, adding “yet the idea that the EU might collapse as a result of these crises is naïve and fanatical.”
Strategic Council Online: The issue of engaging the Iraqi popular mobilization forces and resistance groups against ISIS could be a ploy to draw the attention of these groups to the confrontation with terrorists rather than to the United States.
Seyed Reza Qazvini Gharabi – Journalist and Senior Analyst of Iraqi Affairs
Strategic Council Online: Following the agreement between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah to form a coalition government, it appears that Zalmai Khalilzad is persuading the Taliban to join the process.
Pir Mohammad Molazehi – Afghanistan Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: An analyst on US affairs said that with the outbreak of the corona crisis, everything that had been created by the Trump administration in the field of capital markets had disappeared. “Despite Trump’s declining chances, his election defeat is not certain,” he said.
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
Strategic Council Online: In the context of global oil demand, corona epidemic has the greatest impact on future demand, and the likelihood that global oil demand will continue to be small in the next three months is high.
Reza Majidzadeh – Developmental Political Economy Researcher
Strategic Council Online: A university professor says while we saw the threat only in issues such as the economy and military power, the outbreak of coronavirus showed some issues, such as disease and ecological changes that we didn’t think about could turn into a crisis. So, he said, a mechanism must be put in place to deal with such crises in a coordinated, common and efficient way. In addition, we need to reduce our dependence on foreign supplies for our strategic goods through sound planning.
Strategic Council Online: “With the decline in US focus on foreign affairs and adoption of a controversial approach towards its allies, we will soon see more gaps in the alliance on the two sides of the Atlantic and greater independence of Europe,” said an expert on international affairs, referring to the corona pandemic.
Strategic Council Online: The Saudi-Russian agreement on oil output cut has revived the role of the United States, which was being forgotten as a result of falling oil prices and the lack of economic efficiency in shale oil extraction, and the United States is effectively playing an influential role in the global oil market.
Sabah Zanganeh – Expert on International Affairs