Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of Russian affairs says the heavy shadow of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea to Russia still prevails Russian relations with Europe, adding that the most important message of the recent positions of the European Union leaders for Russia was that if Moscow adopts a new aggressive policy in this region, this relationship which is being reconstructed after several years of costs would be totally destroyed.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of international affairs called the US sanctions against Iran a perfect example of human rights violation.
Strategic Council Online – Expansion and deepening of bilateral and multilateral relations in all dimensions with neighboring countries, in addition to India and China, is one of the important “dos” that will be given more serious attention in the new government.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online—Editorial: The failure of the efforts of Juan Guaido, the self-declared president of Venezuela who had called the people of his country to rise against the elected government of Venezuela, was the fruit of the resistance of the people and Nicolas Maduro, the country’s legal president against the Western pressures especially the United States.
Mirqasem Momeni—Director of Abrar Novin Cheshmandaz International Studies Institute
Strategic Council Online- Relations between Brussels and Minsk has entered into a new challenge within the past few days. Belarussian government made the Ryan Air flight, flying from Greece to Lithuania carrying Roman Protasevich, an opposition journalist of Belarus government, to land at Minsk International Airport escorted by a fighter jet. European leaders have called the measure of Lukashenko as hijacking. On the other side, Lukashenko considers the imposition of sanctions by the EU as an effort to instigate his domestic opponents and to destabilize Belarus.
Alireza Samoodi, European Analyst
Delay in payment of Iran’s contribution to the UN due to sanctions and passive position of the United Nations
Strategic Council Online—Editorial: Iran was one of the founding members of the United Nations and had direct involvement in drafting its Charter. Concepts such as justice and international law made their way to the UN Charter as the result of the contribution and cooperation among Iran and several other countries. Iran was among the first 50 states that participated in the San Francisco Summit in April 1945 and adopted the UN Charter. One of the other turning points in the relations between Iran and the United Nations at the beginning of the activity of this international institution was Iran’s negative stance on veto power and its opposition to the interference of international organizations in the domestic affairs of member states.
Abed Akbari—Expert of international issues
Strategic Council Online- An expert and analyst on Turkey said in a dialogue about relations between Ankara and Washington during President Biden: “the relations between Turkey and the US were impressed by different issues within the last decade. The issues cast shadow on the relations, the result of which can be seen even now.”
Strategic Council Online – Interview: A faculty member of the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, stating that before Saudi Arabia and the government of Mansour Hadi did not consider any rights for the Houthis, said: Now Saudi Arabia’s position has completely changed and it seems that Saudi Arabia has to pay the price to stop the war, which is to pay attention to the rights of the Yemenis.
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.
Strategic Council Online – Contrary to the propaganda and projection of the media and political circles of Western countries and some Arab states that have sought to overthrow Bashar Assad since 2011, the Syrian presidential election and the widespread participation of Syrian citizens in it led to the re-election of Bashar Assad. He became president for another seven-year term, an important “turning point” in Syria’s socio-political developments. The victory of Bashar Assad in this election actually meant a great victory for the Syrian people and the Resistance front, and on the contrary, a disgraceful defeat for the anti-Resistance axis (consisting of governmental and non-governmental actors).
Barsam Mohammadi – international affairs analyst
Strategic Council Online- Dialogue: Seyed Reza Mir-Taher, an expert of international developments explained the different aspects of the US economic and political war against Russia, especially in the sanction field. He said:” Since 2014, Russia has adopted an eye towards East policy and tries to divert its economic and trade relations from EU towards the block of non-Western countries and thus minimize the destructive impacts of the US and EU sanctions.
Strategic Council Online – Coinciding with May this year, Turkey began to make positive steps regarding the restoration of diplomatic ties with Egypt, and according to political observers, constructive meetings took place between the two sides for two days.
Dr. Qadir Golkarian – faculty member, Near East University of Cyprus
Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs said that in Europe we are witnessing a kind of confusion and also differences among various factions towards Russia, adding: Europe’s strategy towards Russia is first to guarantee supply over demand and then to extend this style of agreement to other contentious issues, including human rights or conflicting interests in Eastern Europe.
Strategic Council Online – The European Parliament has recently approved an EU report in which it strongly criticized the human rights situation in Turkey and called for a halt to Turkey’s full membership negotiations. The report and the draft resolution, prepared by Nacho Sanchez Amour, the Spanish Envoy at the European Parliament, and has a recommendatory nature, were approved by 480 votes in favor, 64 against, and 150 abstentions.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst
Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of Allameh Tabatabai University said that the growing tension between Russia and the United States has gripped Ukraine and will be fueled by Biden’s policies, adding that dispatch of NATO troops around Russia will force Moscow to increase its military spending at the cost of rising inflation and unemployment.
Strategic Council Online – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Iran on April 13 and met with senior Iranian officials. The content of Lavrov’s visit was to discuss strengthening of bilateral relations between Iran and Russia and paving the way for strategizing these relations.
Seyed Reza Mirtaher – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – In recent weeks, foreign media, mainly those affiliated with US political circles, some European countries, the Zionist regime and certain Arab states, have been projecting on the 25-year Iran-China document and have gone as far as labeling it a colonial document! And with the tactics of psychological operations and soft destruction, the document has been used as a pretext to undermine its strategic importance in the social body and domestic public opinion at a time when those countries are one of China’s largest trading partners in the world and have growing economic relations with China. The present article emphasizes the opportunities of the 25-year document for Iran which, by understanding a part of it, we can understand the reasons for the opposition of foreign and hostile governments to it.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of Russia affairs says the recent military movements of Russia near the border with Ukraine were a reaction to the feeling of threat posed by Washington against Moscow, adding that Russian officials tried to preempt what they had predicated about a change in the US policy towards Moscow during the Biden presidency.
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Some 30 countries of the world with more than one and a half billion people are presently under the sanctions of the United States in various forms. Iran, China and Russia are the most significant of these countries. In addition to governments, some economic giants and cartels such as companies involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as well as Turkey, as a US ally in NATO, have been also exposed to lesser extents to the US sanctions. Even though there are news recently about the formation of a global coalition among the countries affected by the US sanctions, it is expected that a politico-economic club of sanctioned countries is set up.
Seyyed Qassem Zakeri—expert of international relations
Strategic Council Online – An expert on Russia affairs said that the United States and Russia are now in the worst possible relationship in recent years, adding: However, the approach of the two countries is interactive and their efforts are focused on the management of relations, and this level of tension would not go beyond a certain level and will subside in the near future.