Tag: JCPOA

Ups & Downs of Macron Foreign Policy on Iran

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Foreign policy of France, as the seventh economy of the world have been overshadowed by many variables during the past four years such as taking office by Trump, outbreak of corona crisis, yellow vests crisis, Brexit, and quick developments taken place in the Middle East region. Such variables have undoubtedly overshadowed the relations and cooperation between the two countries of Iran and France during the period.
Hadi Khazaei, Expert of European Affairs

Prospects of Talks to Revive JCPOA

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international affairs, commenting on the Western team’s approach to the Vienna talks, including Europe and the United States, said: During Donald Trump’s presidency, the United States and Europe had fundamental differences on a variety of issues, including the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); because the Europeans did not really agree with the US withdrawal from the JCPOA; but since Joe Biden took office, differences between Washington and Brussels have narrowed down in many areas, including the case of the JCPOA; therefore, now that the talks have reached a critical stage, all sides are bargaining for giving less concessions and gaining more points.

Consequences of UN Secretary General’s Opposition to US -Sanctions against Iran

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international affairs commenting on the UN Secretary General’s recent request to the United States to lift sanctions on Iran said: This request shows that international bodies, including the United Nations, the Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency, have gained a better understanding of Iran’s peaceful nuclear activity.

Dimensions, Objectives of Zionist Regime’s Threats against Iran

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of West Asia affairs, saying that the Zionist regime’s threats against Iran are more from a position of passivity and weakness since they know that they cannot take action in this regard, added: By taking advantage of such threats and influencing the atmosphere of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) talks, they now want to prevent an agreement with Iran and giving concessions to it.

Objectives of Josep Burrel’s Trip to the Region

Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert on the European affairs commented about the objectives of the recent trip of Josep Burrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to the countries of the region:” the trip was made within the framework of the movements and advancement of foreign and security policy of the European Union”.

Orientation of Iran-Britain Relations

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on European affairs commenting on Tehran-London relations said: Iran and Britain have had critical relations with each other in recent decades, but at the same time Britain, because of recognizing Iran’s importance in the Persian Gulf, has tried to maintain its relations somehow.

Analysis; Strategy of Relations between Iran & Russia

Strategic Council Online- Note: During the recent years and in view of geopolitical and structural changes in the international system, and also the decline of muscle-flexing of the United States, “Iran and Russia” as important international players managed to get a greater share of the power game. At a later stage, they tried to create mechanisms for mutual cooperation in all fields (economic, military- security, and political) and also maximizing their power and national interests in line with their regional and international policies.
Aref Bijan, Expert on Russian affairs

Last Ditch Effort of Zionist Regime against JCPOA Revival

Strategic Council Online- Once again and coincided with the Vienna talks in which parties are approaching an agreement on Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action widely known as JCPOA revival, authorities of the Zionist regime have started to raise impediments on its way and make JCPOA revival difficult or impossible.
Hassan Haani-Zadeh, Middle-East Analyst

Differences, Similarities of Trump-Biden Approach towards Zionist Regime

Strategic Council Online – An expert on US affairs, commenting on the role of the United States in supporting the Zionist regime and the differences between the policies of the White House in the Republican administration and the Democrats said: Despite the differences in the policies of Donald Trump and Joe Biden towards Tel Aviv, the Democratic administration remains committed to supporting Israel in the field of security; that is why Biden’s administration, despite differences with the Zionist regime in other areas, continues to define Israel’s security as a central principle in the area of military and financial support for itself.

Destructive Consequences of IAEA Political Approach to Iran

Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the Institute for Strategic Studies, stating that this political-security view of Iran’s nuclear activities and program has always been destructive and has hindered resolution of the problem, said: The recent issues raised by the IAEA are not new and in the past, when the parties have willed, they have managed and resolved the issues.

Alignment of US-Europe Positions in G7 Meeting

Strategic Council Online – An expert on Europe affairs, with regard to the most important topics raised in the three-day talks of foreign ministers of the Group of Seven in London said: The Coronavirus issue, the containment of China and Russia, and the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) have been among the most important issues of the talks.

Causes of Concern of Regional States over Revival of JCPOA

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.

IAEA Urged to Adopt Technical Outlook, Avoid Power Relations

Strategic Council Online – A university professor says whenever the big powers decide they can sacrifice the technical nature of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for their goals and motives. Unfortunately, he noted, power relations prevail over technical issues in the agency.

The uneven path of Biden presidency

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of US affairs says the Biden administration has not yet made an achievement in many domestic areas such as consolidating social cohesion, restrictions concerning the use of weapons and racial discrimination especially in the police structure.

Sabotage in Natanz Nuclear Facilities and the Question of Deterrence

Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the Institute for Strategic Studies, says that preventing enhancement of capabilities that could create deterrence against Israel’s capabilities and bring Israel’s deterrence under question is the regime’s consistent policy. He added: If strategic patience is interpreted as not responding, there may be more damage to Iran’s national interests and security.

US Annual Intelligence Report Affected by Internal and External Challenges

Strategic Council Online – A professor at the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, referring to the most important issues raised in the US Annual Intelligence Report, which addresses global threats, said: The US is still coping with its domestic affairs and in this process, there is some confusion in the foreign policy issues including Iran’s nuclear program.

Messages of a Poll/ Analysis of Iranians Opposition to Missile Negotiations

Strategic Council Online – An international affairs expert, referring to the results of a Canadian institute’s poll on views of the Iranians over certain foreign policy issues, as well as nuclear talks and the need to discuss its missile capability, stressed: Iranians are aware that no country in the present world can negotiate, make concessions, or accept imposed conditions on the means and power of its defense.

Necessity of redefining Iran’s cooperation with Central Asian states

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Central Asian affairs says the recent visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to the four main Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan bears geopolitical and strategic significance given the recent developments such as the nuclear talks and the 25-year cooperation agreement between Iran and China.