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.
Tag: Persian Gulf
Interview with deputy of Iran Cyber Defense Command (1) Increased Risk of Cyber Threats in Strategic Competition of States
Strategic Council Online – The deputy of Iran Cyber Defense Command, stating that technological progress, in addition to having different advantages, also creates new problems, said: The United States, the Zionist regime, and their regional allies are working to increase their operational access to our infrastructures by taking advantage of the advancement in cyberspace-related technologies.
Strategic Council Online: Issues such as territorial waters, flight information areas, disputed maritime zones, arming islands, and violation of rights of Turk minority in Thrace (Muslim inhabitant regions of Greece) have been among cases to cause tension between Ankara and Athens within the recent decades. All evidences stipulate that there is no conceivable perspective to de-escalate tensions between the two countries in near future. Despite counselling and agreements already made, yet there is not adequate stability to preserve them. Thus, they can be subject to questions.
Mahmoud Fazeli, International Analyst
Strategic Council Online- Formation of a block including India, Middle-East, and Zionist regime could be considered as a turning point of integration of the two regions, i.e. sub-continent and middle-east. Middle-east Arab countries had already put their weight behind Pakistan, but ever since the strategic relations between India and the Zionist regime and UAE parallel with recognition of the Zionist regime by UAE, the structure of regional and trans-regional interactions changed. Thus, Arabs and New Delhi rushed mutually towards each other.
Dr. Maede Karimi Ghohroudi- Asia Expert
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of the Middle East affairs said that creating a convergent atmosphere and reaping its results depends on the effective dialogue between important countries in the region such as Iran and Saudi Arabia He added: With the reduction of the role of trans-regional powers, countries will have to reconsider mutual relations so that the region will not suffer more from the vacuum of those interactions, especially in relation to the abuse of terrorist and extremist groups.
Chair of Department of Political Science, University of Alabama States: Regional Security Depends on Constructive, Long-Term Cooperation between Iran and Iraq/ Need to complete Shalamcheh-Basra railway
Strategic Council Online – Interview: Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama, United States, believes that Iran-Iraq relations have the potential to become a strategic partnership if certain conditions are met.
Strategic Council Online – Note: Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in his visit to Saudi Arabia signed two agreements on military cooperation between the two countries. According to the signed document, Greece is supposed to deliver one of the Patriot missiles received from the United States to Saudi Arabia, a move that could be the result of Saudi Arabia’s failure against Yemeni missiles and drones. The US-made Patriot anti-aircraft systems will be used to protect Saudi Arabia’s most important oil facilities, and the Greek systems will be used to protect other important military bases in that country. In recent months, Saudi Arabia has been under the burden of missile and drone strikes by the Yemeni armed forces and has never been able to thwart those attacks with its own defense systems.
Mahmoud Fazeli – analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Middle East affairs and assistant professor of international relations in the Human Sciences Research Center says relations between Baghdad and Riyadh have faced many highs and lows during the past several decades.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of West Asia affairs said that Saudi Arabia is the cradle of ISIS line of thinking and that Mohammed bin Salman’s approach to social reform is contradictory, adding: There is potentials for great socio-political changes in Saudi Arabia, but they have forcefully prevented this by spending huge money and through false propaganda.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Zionist regime’s affairs, referring to Jordan’s concern over the transfer of guardianship of the Palestinian holy sites to Saudi Arabia as a reason for obstructing Netanyahu’s visit to the UAE, said: It seems that the main reason for Netanyahu not going to the UAE has been security and threats that they felt about making the trip.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on geopolitical affairs commenting on NATO cooperation with Arab states, especially those in the Persian Gulf, said: Countries such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia since their independence had been under British tutelage and were totally dependent on that country and after Britain withdrew from east of the Suez Canal, the United States replaced it. In fact, the Arab states of the Persian Gulf think that by setting up their bases Western countries would provide them with security, but this is not the case, as we see today that Saudi Arabia is the target of the Yemeni missiles.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A university professor, referring to the national reconciliation and peace accord in Libya, said conditions of the peace accord in Libya is fragile because the weight and share of Libyan groups have not been properly examined and these issues will be influential in the period after elections.
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.
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 – An expert on European affairs, saying that perhaps with Brexit in future, the unity among the EU countries with the focus on France and Germany will increase, added: Of course, these assumptions are in the theoretical field and on paper, and we should see how France and Germany intend to use the situation as an opportunity to develop convergence within the European Union.
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 – Joe Biden, despite repeatedly emphasizing his support for Israel, opposes some of Trump’s unilateral actions on the issue of peace, the annexation of more territories in the West Bank, and calls for the US to return to the two-state solution.
Dr. Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on American Issues
Legacy of Martyr Soleimani: defeat of terrorism and establishment of security and stability in the region
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of West Asia affairs says efforts and measures taken by General Soleimani would be recorded in history as an utter fiasco for the United States as he played a significant role in establishing security and stability in the region.
Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the School of International Relations said that after a hard Brexit, in the medium and long term we will be witness to a decreased political, military and economic presence of Britain in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, adding: The United Kingdom will increase its coordination with the United States in the Persian Gulf, while trying to introduce new cards for playing in the region.