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.
Tag: Persian Gulf
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.
Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of Tarbiat Modares University, stating that Turkey seeks to revive its soft power with the idea of regional convergence, said: Details of this plan, its common interests and threats are not clear and there is an ambiguity that basically to what extent bringing those countries together can be realistic and practical.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of West Asia affairs said that Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are concerned about their internal situation and their governments without popular support and noted that Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, due to their performance in the area of human rights, may have problems with the Democrats in the United States and this has caused concern for the two governments.
Strategic Council Online: An expert on the Middle East affairs, referring to the protest rally of the Iraqis in response to Saudi Arabia’s investment in their country, said: The government of Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is looking to foreign investment, especially by the wealthy states in the Persian Gulf, to alleviate economic problems – countries that in the past two decades, with the support of the ISIS and some extremist Sunni groups in Iraq, have always tried to prevent any stabilization and security in the war-torn country.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on Zionist regime’s affairs said that the contract between the US and Saudi Arabia to equip F15s in Israel’s view is a violation of the agreement on the regime’s military superiority in the region, adding: Definitely, the extent of such services will decrease during the Democrats term in order to attract the attention of the Zionists.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of West Asia issues says the Zionist regime and the United States are trying to create more opportunities for themselves to strengthen ties between countries such as the Azerbaijan Republic and the United Arab Emirates with Tel Aviv through heightening fear from Iran.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A Shahid Beheshti University scholar says the present rivalry between China and the United States is an effort to attract more markets, adding that the economic dependence and mutual needs of the two countries would prevent a military confrontation between them.
Strategic Council Online – A former Middle East Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that a large part of Sudanese society is not yet ready to accept the normalization of relations with Israel. He noted: Given that this measure is unlikely to help solve Sudan’s living and economic problems, it after a while, this decision may become the source of internal disputes and conflicts in Sudan.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: The two sides of the war in Libya have ceased the conflict under the present circumstances and are calling for political talks to end the deadlock, an expert of international relations said, adding that they face lengthy and difficult negotiations.