Strategic Council Online-Interview: A university professor spoke of the reaction of Iraqi forces on self-defense, against the continuation of the presence of the occupying and aggressive forces “as their legitimate rights” and said:’ The US is seeking to reap political dividends in Iraq through projection and alleging Iran to support the groups who plan attacks her positions in the country.
Strategic Council Online – Assistant to Minister and Director General of West Asia at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that the meeting of intra-Afghan groups in Tehran had a special success, added: The Taliban, with its past experience, realizes that it cannot necessarily achieve international legitimacy by military force; rather, international legitimacy is achieved through political negotiations.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asia affairs said that the Zionist regime has been pursuing military and security goals in the Persian Gulf since the day it normalized relations with the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan, adding: The regime wants to be part of the region but public opinion in the region opposes it and does not accept it.
Strategic Council Online- Limited manufacturing, high demand, and unfair distribution of Corona vaccination have caused intensification of global competition for Corona vaccine.
Reza Majid-Zadeh, Researcher, Development political economics
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of West Asia affairs referred to the 12-day war of the Zionist army against the people of Gaza and said even though the war on Gaza finished with the victory of the Palestinian resistance, many financial damages were inflicted on the infrastructure of this region.
Strategic Council Online – In recent weeks, the Turkish government, in the shadow of media silence, has been shaping certain frameworks in its foreign relations with some countries and players in the region, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Zionist regime which could be analyzed and evaluated with such indicators as “pragmatic rotation”, “balancing” or “foreign policy reform”; until recently, Ankara had more or less escalated tensions with those countries and players, and even went as far as political and security conflicts.
Hamid Khoshayand – international affairs analyst
Strategic Council Online—Interview: Former director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Middle East, while referring to the tensions in the relations between Riyadh and Beirut which resulted in the resignation of the Lebanese foreign minister, said if interests of Saudi Arabia are secured in the composition of the next Lebanese cabinet, the pressure would decrease and their policies will also change. Otherwise, he said, pressures will continue on Lebanon and they will create obstacles so as a stable government is not formed in Beirut.
Strategic Council Online- Formation of a block including India, Middle-East, and Zionist regime could be considered as a turning point of integration of the two regions, i.e. sub-continent and middle-east. Middle-east Arab countries had already put their weight behind Pakistan, but ever since the strategic relations between India and the Zionist regime and UAE parallel with recognition of the Zionist regime by UAE, the structure of regional and trans-regional interactions changed. Thus, Arabs and New Delhi rushed mutually towards each other.
Dr. Maede Karimi Ghohroudi- Asia Expert
Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs referred to economic competition and some security and military issues as major reasons for concern in the region over the US return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying they consider themselves long-standing economic and security partners of the West and they worry that the deal will make the West less concerned about keeping them safe and alone in the face of Iran.
Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the University of Tehran, referring to the reasons for the dispute between Saudi Arabia and the UAE on Yemen, stressed: Given that the two countries are in different situations and have different points of view, their alliance is questionable and it is possible that their past relations in the region will totally fade away.
Chair of Department of Political Science, University of Alabama States: Regional Security Depends on Constructive, Long-Term Cooperation between Iran and Iraq/ Need to complete Shalamcheh-Basra railway
Strategic Council Online – Interview: Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama, United States, believes that Iran-Iraq relations have the potential to become a strategic partnership if certain conditions are met.
Online Strategic Council—Interview: A university professor says Iraqi prime minister is trying to resolve some of the economic and financial problems of his country through Saudi Arabia and the Arab countries.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Zionist regime’s affairs, referring to Jordan’s concern over the transfer of guardianship of the Palestinian holy sites to Saudi Arabia as a reason for obstructing Netanyahu’s visit to the UAE, said: It seems that the main reason for Netanyahu not going to the UAE has been security and threats that they felt about making the trip.
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: When the Saudi court started the invasion of Yemen and attacked this territory from the land, air, and sea with the hope of capturing it in several days and destroy Ansarallah, the Saudis and their regional and international allies could not have even imagined that this war, despite the huge damages on Yemen, would not end in the overthrow of the Ansarallah and the occupation of Yemen and the establishment of a Saudi-allied regime, but would turn into a turning point for the mighty display of the power of the Islamic resistance and the shameful failure of the Saudi regime.
Hamid Khoshayand—international issues analyst
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A professor of international law says the outgoing Secretary-General of the United Nations is primarily mandated to make efforts and take activities to provide and guarantee international peace and security.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs and faculty member at the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies commented on the UAE and Saudi Arabia relations with the United States during Donald Trump presidency and said those states were able to use the atmosphere created by Trump’s foreign policy in the region and pursue their maximum goals and interests.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs referred to the recent visit of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Qatar and said: Hariri’s visit to Doha and earlier to Abu Dhabi was aimed at gaining economic and political support from those countries and strengthening his position for the post of prime minister.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on geopolitical affairs commenting on NATO cooperation with Arab states, especially those in the Persian Gulf, said: Countries such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia since their independence had been under British tutelage and were totally dependent on that country and after Britain withdrew from east of the Suez Canal, the United States replaced it. In fact, the Arab states of the Persian Gulf think that by setting up their bases Western countries would provide them with security, but this is not the case, as we see today that Saudi Arabia is the target of the Yemeni missiles.
Strategic Council Online – Positions and remarks of the officials of the new US administration show that the war in Yemen is one of the important topics on the agenda of the White House in the field of foreign policy. As US President Joe Biden described in his first foreign policy speech the Yemen war: “a war which has created humanitarian and strategic catastrophe. …This war has to end.”
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs predicted that a tense period is awaiting US-Saudi relations.