Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs commenting on the results of holding the two rounds of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Joint Commission meeting in Vienna said: Considering the desire of all parties to continue the negotiations, it can be said that the scenario of reviving the JCPOA is not far-fetched.
Online Strategic Council—Interview: An expert of Middle East issues referred to the approach by Benjamin Netanyahu the prime minister of the Zionist regime concerning the issue of revival of the nuclear deal and his efforts to obstruct the return of the US to the JCPOA, saying Netanyahu has always made efforts to exploit the intensification of conflict between Tehran and Washington to advance his own goals.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: Former Iranian ambassador to Ireland says Europe had a coordinating rather than determining role in the conclusion of the nuclear deal—JCPOA—and the behavior and performance of Europe towards Iran at the present time is not that much different from Trump period in structural terms as Europe remains under the influence of the United States.
Strategic Council Online – Referring to the most important developments between Iran and the West in the year 1399 (2020-2021), an expert on Europe and America affairs said: All developments in 1399 in the field of Iran-West relations have been overshadowed by the Iran Nuclear Agreement (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – (JCPOA).
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East Affairs, referring to the recent policies of the French President, Emmanuel Macron to get closer to Saudi Arabia after Joe Biden took office, said France wants to fill the gap caused by the United States to reduce its strong presence in the Middle East.
Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of international affairs says Biden is intending, within the framework of his approach to the US foreign policy, to adopt a united policy towards Iran with Washington’s European allies.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs believes that the position taken by the new US Secretary of State and White House spokesman that Iran should first return to its obligations in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and then wait for the lifting of the US sanctions will not be accepted by Iran. The modality of the US return to the JCPOA is the test the Biden administration is facing.
Macron’s inclination towards Saudi Arabia; the French opportunism to fill Trump’s void in the region
Strategic Council Online—A member of the academic staff of the University of Tehran says France has shown a green light to Arab countries to provide them with full support in exchange for trade deals and commercial contracts.
Strategic Council Online-Interview: An analyst of Russia affairs says the biggest challenge for Russia during the tenure of US President Joe Biden is the hidden hostility of Washington with Moscow which would create ambiguity in the other side.
Strategic Council Online – Professor of the Department of American Studies at the University of Tehran called the decisions of Trump administration in foreign policy as confusing and unpredictable, and said: The most important legacy of the four-year Trump administration, for both the Democrats and the Republicans, is to accept the bitter fact that the United States can no longer maintain its policy of global supremacy alongside domestic economic stability.
Identifying the reasons and outcome of showcase of movements by the United States in the Persian Gulf
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of American studies says Saudi Arabia and the Zionist regime are the two main players behind the recent activities of the United States in the Persian Gulf.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs said: The Islamic Republic of Iran has common interests, history and geography with its neighbors and does not want them to be harmed. Instead, Iran expects neighboring countries to have the same view towards Tehran.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs said in case the sanctions are lifted, Iran will reverse its steps in reducing its commitments towards the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) but is not willing to renegotiate the JCPOA with the United States.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs said: Given Iran’s goodwill towards Qatar, normalization of relations between Riyadh and Doha is not considered as being in line with dealing blows on Iran’s national interests. But, Qatar should be careful not to fall into the trap of Saudi conspiracy against Iran, in which case it will be harmed.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of geopolitical issues says when the United States and Europe raise issues beyond the scope of the JCPOA, Iran can reduce its commitments or reciprocate any non-compliance by the West in the nuclear deal.
Strategy Council Online – An expert on Europe affairs said that the Europeans considered the Iran Nuclear Agreement a great political and security achievement and for this reason stood up to Donald Trump’s position on withdrawing from what is also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Strategic Council Online – Riyadh and Manama concerned about easing tensions between Iran and the United States and even with Europe and changing their supportive approach to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, have called for participation in renewed talks on Iran or at least their interests be taken into account, an expert on the Middle East affairs said.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on Saudi Arabia said that reducing tensions is the concurrent desire of the three countries of Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, said: The Saudi concern over the return of the United States to the Iran Nuclear Agreement (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and boosting Iran’s economic strength have prompted Riyadh to minimize tensions with the Arab and Sunni fronts before Trump leaves the White House and Biden takes over in order to confront Iran with a new lineup. But the important point in this regard is the vigilance of Qatar. In other words, Doha should be careful not to be caught by the Saudi conspiracy against Iran, which was beside Qatar during the difficult years of sanctions.
Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the Research Institute for Strategic Studies said that with the return of the Democrats and the internationalist approach in the United States, US-European relations will be restored to a large extent and the possibility for the weakening of the EU will stop. He added: Trump was in favour of disintegration in Europe, but in the aftermath of the coming to power of the new US administration, it seems very unlikely that Poland will take the issue of leaving the EU seriously.
Strategic Council Online—Editorial: Bloomberg recently published a report on the end of remarkable growth in the production of shale oil by the United States; of course, the reduction of shale oil production is not a new phenomenon. It actually began several months ago. However, the recent report indicates a rapid reduction at a level some analysts cannot envisage a growth in the shale oil production even for the year 2023.
Reza Majidzadeh-Economics researcher