Strategic Council Online: A university professor outlining the domestic and regional grounds of US assassination of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani said: “With this assassination, the US strategy towards Iran has changed and they think they have made a great achievement.”
Strategic Council Online: An international affairs analyst said Europe claims to be seeking a way to keep the Iran Nuclear Agreement alive by launching the trigger dispute mechanism. He said: “The reality is that if Europeans want Iran to unilaterally fulfill its JCPOA obligations, this would not be acceptable to Iran and continuation of the current trend by Europe may put an end to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Strategic Council Online: Former Iranian ambassador to Romania and Hungary, stressing that Europe’s alleged commitment to the Iran Nuclear Agreement (known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) must be accompanied by tangible results, said: Unfortunately, to date we have seen no positive move, other than speech therapy, from the EU in preserving the JCPOA.
Strategic Council Online: An international relations professor touched on US action to prevent Iranian patients with MPS from having access to US proprietary drugs and said: This US action is worse than resolutions imposed against Iran, and therefore such an action is unilateral and violates international law, human rights and humanitarian law.
Strategic Council Online: Iran cannot execute a multilateral agreement alone! The Europeans have actually pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but have not officially declared it. They expect Iran to implement an agreement that they themselves would not respect.
Strategic Council Online: An expert on strategic issues said that what was not included in the US calculations was the impact of Commander Suleimani’s martyrdom which simultaneously created a dramatic and unimaginable resurgence in all domestic, regional and trans-regional trends.
Strategic Council Online: Given the US maximum pressure policy, the continuation of Iran’s policy of “neither talks nor war” is one of the instances that reflect a realistic approach in Tehran’s foreign policy.
Dr. Abdollah Moradi – University Professor and Defense and Security Analyst
Strategic Council Online: The President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations emphasized that Iran’s view of its relations with China is strategic and comprehensive.
Strategic Council Online: Both the record and the party inclinations of new EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell suggest that he will likely follow Federica Mogherini’s approach on Iran and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Strategic Council Online: A university professor considers France’s stance on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and the recent turmoil in Iran as politically motivated and completely biased. He also emphasized that the French Foreign Minister’s warning on using the trigger mechanism and a return to the international sanctions would be a form of evading its commitments.
Strategic Council Online: A disarmament affairs expert said: A review of historical records suggests intelligence agencies in some countries may send individuals to a country’s nuclear facilities posing as IAEA inspectors.
Strategic Council Online: Former Iranian ambassador to China says given China’s capabilities and its willingness to counter US demands, the opportunity for cooperation between Tehran and Beijing has increased in certain contexts.
Strategic Council Online: A member of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee says Europe does not have the necessary power to fulfill its bids on Iran, adding: “The truth is that European plans to keep the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are not raised independently and are checked with the US Department of the Treasury. These schemes are not independent and therefore would be fruitless.”
Strategic Council Online: The US is not seeking to lift its pressure on Iran, and in the proposals, they have made there is no evidence to seek to ease the sanctions or shake or weaken the pressure structure on Tehran or create a significant change in the economic situation of Iran.
Strategic Council Online: On the one hand, Iran is sending a message to the West that Tehran has many different options for coalition making in the Persian Gulf, and on the other hand, the Russians are sending a message to Western countries that if they want to raise the level of tension in the region Moscow is also capable of playing a role in the Persian Gulf.
Shoaib Bahman – Russian Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: The United States justifies its recent move in sanctioning Iran’s foreign minister to be in line with exerting maximum pressure on our country, but in international literature, it is considered irrational and contrary to international law.
Rahman Ghahremanpour – International Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations says although Iran and China are both under the pressures of US sanctions, they should utilize new mechanisms to strengthen their relations.
Strategic Council Online: Generally, the majority of the Republican Party believes that the United States should not enter into a military confrontation with Iran, and they have repeatedly warned Trump about this issue
Amir Ali Abolfatah – American Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: For a possible European response at the end of the 60-day deadline set by Iran, there are two general scenarios: Resuming the strategy of getting the finger on the trigger, or a change in the current approach and full compensation of US sanctions against Iran in the financial-trade area and strengthening of INSTEX and other possible channels.
Reza Majidzadeh – International Affairs Expert