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.
Contemplating on Reasons for Concerns of Opponents of Iran-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Document
Strategic Council Online – Signing of the 25-year document on Iran-China strategic cooperation is still the most important political and economic event of the day. At the end of the 2016 visit of President of China to Iran, who had also an important meeting with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, a joint 20-point statement was issued emphasizing promotion of relations to “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of Europe issues, referring to the recent remarks of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who castigated EU for destroying all infrastructure of relations with Russia, said Lavrov views on the severance of cooperation between Moscow and the European Union were made after an intensification of criticisms and tensions between the EU and Russia.
Strategic Council Online – A university faculty member said that the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Iran and China can neutralize unilateral sanctions, adding: If member countries of the Sanctioned Club can define strategic relations between themselves, then they can formulate a long-term plan which requires initial preparation.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of geopolitical issues says the 25-year cooperation agreement between Iran and China is a long-term political, economic, cultural, and somehow defense and security agreement between Iran and China.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of West Asia affairs said that the repeated presentation of the ceasefire plan by Saudi Arabia was done solely for the purpose of hindering the progress in Ma’rib Province, adding that Saudi Arabia is trying to buy time to make it clear to the United States and the West that they seek peace and deceive the public opinion by saying that they are after putting an end to the war and seek peace and ceasefire.
Strategic Council Online—Editorial: The issue of the completion of the Nordstream 2 pipeline has turned into a new crisis between the United States and Russia as well as the transatlantic relations.
Alireza Samoodi-Expert of Europe issues
Strategic Council Online – Secretary of the Policy Council of the Anti-Sanctions Club, emphasizing the need for practical actions by the 16 member states of the Anti-Sanctions Coalition, said: If this coalition is the beginning of a serious new movement and help other measures to counter sanctions, it is useful; the coalition should be able to hold a summit at the level of heads or foreign ministers and then reach a structure and organization, not just issue a concluding statement.
Strategic Council Online – A faculty member said that Biden’s team have cleverly chosen a path different from the one followed by the Trump administration which sided with the Munafeqin (Mujahedin Khalq Organization) or the monarchists, adding: Advisers and members of the current administration do not have the relations that someone like Bolton had with the MKO and they have realized that the Munafeqin have no place inside Iran and do not enjoy a popular base.
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The concurrency of the return of Navalnyto Moscow with the establishment of the Biden administration in the Washington suggests that Democrats are still trying to loan concrete concepts such as democracy and citizenship rights to exert maximum pressure on the present government in Kremlin—an issue which could complement economic pressures on Russia and instigate protests in the country.
Dr. Ahmad Vakhshiteh—Professor of Eurasia National University
Strategic Council Online – A professor at the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, said: Despite some positions, Biden and the Democrats intend to soften the public mind about the crime of Khashoggi’s murder. This Biden’s move clearly demonstrates the Democrats’ cover-up policy, they are always hidden behind the words.
Strategic Council Online—Editorial: China, in the long- and mid-term, will not be the sort of partner with which NATO can easily engage as Beijing is not aligning itself with Western ideas on democracy, human rights and issues related to the East of Asia.
Alireza Samoodi, Expert of European affairs
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of international affairs criticized the IAEA for leaking Iran’s confidential information and pointed to the negative consequences it has had so far for Iran. He said: The strategy to continue Iran’s cooperation with the IAEA is because of its positive approach to the preservation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and with the three-month deadline set by Iran for the United States and Europe; it has in fact shown its maximum goodwill towards the JCPOA to the other parties.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs, referring to the effects of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s strategic resistance to US maximum pressure, cited the weakening of the position of Mohammed bin Salman and Benjamin Netanyahu and the improvement of Axis of Resistance in the region as examples of the effects of this resistance.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs, commenting on the differences between US foreign policy towards Yemen during Donald Trump’s presidency and under Joe Biden, said: Biden’s policy on putting an end to the war in Yemen is not about human rights issues; rather what he follows in ending the war is to help its ally, Saudi Arabia, which is entrapped in that crisis.
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 – Note: Given Europe’s coordination with Biden’s administration, the West, including Europe and the United States in general, is likely to pursue a common policy toward Venezuela.
Dr. Hadi Aalami Fariman – Expert on Latin America affairs
Strategic Council Online – Interview: Former Iranian ambassador to Thailand, analyzing the coup in Myanmar, commented on the complexity of the scene and predicted that when the military dominates in that country, it usually would not relinquish power easily.
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.
Strategic Council Online – The warning to suspend Iran’s voting right in the United Nations prepares the ground for denying Iran access to international rights and opportunities.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher on Political Economy of Development