Tag: Iran

Position of Biden and Trump in Terms of Electoral Components

Strategic Council Online – Biden believes in the threats that Trump has made to US interests and national security over the past four years, such as threats to Iran, China, North Korea, or the threat posed by terrorism, but believes that the approach to face such threats is multilateral. That is to say, he will try again to revive transatlantic relations, including relations with Europe, whether, within the NATO, the European Union or bilateral relations, and also will advance the issue of Iran and Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) within the framework of the same JCPOA mechanism.
Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on American Affairs

Disclosure of Zionist Regime’s Relations with UAE, Bahrain Aimed at implementing ‘Deal of the Century’

Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asian affairs said the US and the Zionist regime have a set of personal and short-term goals in exerting pressure on countries on the southern shores of the Persian Gulf to normalize relations with that regime while seeking to consolidate their presence in the middle term and changing different equations and invasions with various economic and military mechanisms in the long run.

Fears and Hopes in Inter-Afghan Talks

Strategic Council Online – Under the present circumstances, the Taliban do not seem to accept power-sharing based on the Ashraf Ghani Government’s offer of 50% of power and some regional and international players at this juncture do not agree with the outlook that Afghanistan should achieve peace and stability; because for the time being, they do not see their interests in peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Pir Mohammad Mollazehi – Expert in Subcontinent Issues

Saudi Misunderstanding of Realities in Pakistan

Strategic Council Online – Regional and global conditions are changing; but Riyadh is reluctant to accept the changes and still intends to traditionally hold control over Pakistan. In the meantime, the situation has changed in Pakistan and the country is gradually leaving the Western clique and entering into the Chinese circle.
Abdolreza Farajirad – Expert in Geopolitical Issues

Turkey’s Strategy in Defending Its Maritime Rights in the Mediterranean

Strategic Council Online – In recent weeks, tensions in the eastern Mediterranean have been escalated apparently as a result of a simple competition over the possession of energy resources; but beyond these tensions lie the historical wounds and geopolitical origins.
Qadir Golkarian – Professor of University of Near East, Cyprus

Normalization of Relations with the Zionist Regime Aimed at Forging New Regional Order

Strategic Council Online – Virtual Roundtable: UAE-Zionist regime Agreement goes beyond normalizing relations and is, in fact, a kind of declaration of the formation of a coalition against Iran and is considered an important step towards establishing a new regional order that will be witnessed in the next few years and other countries, such as Saudi Arabia, will play their role in it.

US Attempts to Activate Snapback Mechanism Meaningless

Strategic Council Online – A senior American university professor and expert on international affairs says US attempts to achieve the “snapback” mechanism aim to provoke Iran to leave the JCPOA before a possible Biden presidency so that the US could not come back into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

US prevention from Europe’s role playing in Afghanistan peace process

Khalil Zad didn’t allow Europe to play the main role in the negotiations and faded Europe role in political process. Well, The European’s concerns about Afghanistan are not included in the US-Taliban agreement. European countries and the E.U use Iran and Afghanistan’s issues to answer the U.S unilateral actions.
Mostafa Hashemi – Afghanistan expert

Iranophobia; Zionist Regime’s Leverage to Deceive, Attract Arab Governments

Strategic Council Online – If the Zionist regime’s relations with the Arab world improve, Iran’s relations with the Arab states will be destroyed, and if Iran’s relations with the Arabs improve, Tel Aviv’s relations with the Arab capitals will be strained; In this case, the Arab states will return to their traditional policy that the Israeli regime is the enemy of the Arabs and the Palestinians.
Qasem Mohabeli – Middle East Affairs Expert

Importance of JCPOA Joint Commission and Opposition to US Anti-JCPOA Efforts

Strategic Council Online – An international affairs analyst, referring to the features of the final statement of the meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission, said: Holding this meeting in these circumstances, as well as issuing a statement expressing the alignment of the members, was a positive step towards maintaining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action order and the international community’s opposition to US actions.

Behind the Scenes of Iraq-Jordan-Egypt Trilateral Meeting

Strategic Council Online – Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt, are trying to pull Iraq from the ideological sphere to the atmosphere of Arab reaction in order to deepen the distance between Tehran and Baghdad politically and ideologically.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Implications of Lifting Iran Arms Embargo

Strategic Council Online – The opposition of Beijing and Moscow to Washington’s request to extend the arms embargo on Iran, i.e. giving a negative vote to the US draft resolution of the Security Council, indicates that these countries want to sell arms to Iran.
Amir Ali Abolfath – American Affairs Expert

Al-Kazemi’s Washington Trip & US Strategy in Iraq

Strategic Council Online – Al-Kazemi’s stances reflect his outlooks and political vision about the United States. Some believe that the Americans hope that with Al-Kazemi as Iraq’s prime minister, relations with the US are set to expand and the scope of criticism of the United States inside Iraq will decrease; But we should not overlook the subsequent developments in Iraq; because next year elections will be held and Al-Kazemi himself, as a statesman, has plans for his political future, and is probably thinking of creating a political faction or party.
Siamak Kakai – Iraqi Affairs Expert

Tehran-Baghdad Strategic Relations & US Illegitimate Goals in Iraq

Strategic Council Online – “The purpose of the US presence in Iraq is to support Israel’s freedom of action in the region and to contain Iran,” said a West Asian affairs analyst. He added domination over Iraq and utilization of its capacities in line with hostility towards its neighbors will never serve the satisfaction of the neighbouring countries, religious authorities and Iraqi politicians.

European Companies the Main Losers in US Sanctions against Iran, Russia

Strategic Council Online – After the end of the Cold War, economic sanctions were widely used by major world powers as an active tool in foreign policy. An economic embargo is a policy in which the goal is to change a third country’s position on an issue, change its behaviour and performance, and ultimately change the political system of the country in question. This is done by applying economic pressures and restrictions and harming the welfare of society in the target country. The United States holds the record for imposing the most sanctions since a hundred years ago and has imposed more sanctions than the United Nations Security Council and other countries.
Farzan Ghasemi – Researcher at the Office of Economic Diplomacy, Imam Sadegh University

Legal Reasons for US Humiliating Defeat in Security Council

Strategic Council Online – The United States suffered a humiliating legal defeat on August 14, 2020, when the Security Council did not adopt its proposal to extend specific arms embargoes on Iran, but what are the legal highlights of this failure?
Dr. Ali Karbalaei Hosseini – Researcher of International Law

Obstacles in the Way of Syrian Constitutional Committee

Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asian affairs said that the most important obstacles in the way of political process in Syria are the lack of consensus between the domestic proponents and opponents, as well as regional and trans-regional interventions; as some countries in the region, such as Saudi Arabia and pro-Riyadh neighboring countries, continue to discuss the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad’s government.

Strategic Implications of US Attempt to Use Trigger Mechanism

Strategic Council Online – An international affairs analyst referring to the formation of the International Resistance Front against US unilateral action to activate the trigger mechanism, said: “The Trump administration intends to gamble big with the last leaf at its disposal, but up to this point the issue could be considered the second failure for the Trump administration in its recent campaign against Iran.”

Prospects of US Troop Pullout from Iraq

Strategic Council Online – The Iraqi Prime Minister has called on Donald Trump to withdraw his forces from the country as soon as possible, because the possibility of a violent conflict between the Iraqi people and American troops has greatly increased. In other words, the withdrawal of 2,000 American troops will be a prelude to the complete withdrawal of these forces from Iraq.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Researcher on West Asian Issues

Dimensions of US Confrontation with Russia, China at UNSC

Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of Shahid Beheshti University stated that the US action to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (also known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement) and challenge the Security Council in the form of “trigger mechanism” is in fact an action against the strategic interests of China and Russia. He said China’s renewed opposition to the United States in the Security Council; it has shown that US threats against China have not been effective.