Strategic Council Online-Interview: A university professor spoke of the reaction of Iraqi forces on self-defense, against the continuation of the presence of the occupying and aggressive forces “as their legitimate rights” and said:’ The US is seeking to reap political dividends in Iraq through projection and alleging Iran to support the groups who plan attacks her positions in the country.
Tag: Saudi Arabia
Strategic Council Online – Assistant to Minister and Director General of West Asia at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that the meeting of intra-Afghan groups in Tehran had a special success, added: The Taliban, with its past experience, realizes that it cannot necessarily achieve international legitimacy by military force; rather, international legitimacy is achieved through political negotiations.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asia affairs said that the Zionist regime has been pursuing military and security goals in the Persian Gulf since the day it normalized relations with the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan, adding: The regime wants to be part of the region but public opinion in the region opposes it and does not accept it.
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
Strategic Council Online- According to the Director Yemen desk, at Mersaad think-tank, with the departure of Omani delegation to Sanaa, there was a promising perspective that war would stop, everybody was waiting for a serious incident in this respect. But with statements of political authorities of Haadi government, and also Sanaa government, it was clear that the talks would lead to nowhere.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of West Asia affairs referred to the 12-day war of the Zionist army against the people of Gaza and said even though the war on Gaza finished with the victory of the Palestinian resistance, many financial damages were inflicted on the infrastructure of this region.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asian affairs referring to the intensification of foreign interference in Lebanon and the problems of the country’s political structure in preparing the grounds for forming a government, said: It seems that some parties are either seeking to engage Lebanon in civil war or leave the country in a vacuum so that the people stop supporting the Resistance.
Strategic Council Online – In recent weeks, clear signs are emerging for the gradual change in Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy approach to Syria. There are several reports indicating that bin Salman is seeking to “open diplomatic channels” with Syria. In recent weeks, secret meetings between Saudi and Syrian officials have taken place in Damascus, which have been unprecedented since 2011.
Barsam Mohammadi – analyst of international affairs
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 – In recent weeks, the Turkish government, in the shadow of media silence, has been shaping certain frameworks in its foreign relations with some countries and players in the region, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Zionist regime which could be analyzed and evaluated with such indicators as “pragmatic rotation”, “balancing” or “foreign policy reform”; until recently, Ankara had more or less escalated tensions with those countries and players, and even went as far as political and security conflicts.
Hamid Khoshayand – international affairs analyst
Strategic Council Online—Interview: Former director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Middle East, while referring to the tensions in the relations between Riyadh and Beirut which resulted in the resignation of the Lebanese foreign minister, said if interests of Saudi Arabia are secured in the composition of the next Lebanese cabinet, the pressure would decrease and their policies will also change. Otherwise, he said, pressures will continue on Lebanon and they will create obstacles so as a stable government is not formed in Beirut.
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- 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- Although the joint Statement issued by G-7 foreign ministers is the declaration of position on their common foreign policy, which is not very important from this point of view, but from paradigm point of view, as it plans to harbor a self-made notion at this historical juncture of the world, it requires to be paid attention meticulously by thinkers and to prevent the conceptual idea made by its interpretation.
Aabed Akbari, Expert on International Affairs
Strategic Council Online – The recent speeches delivered by Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General of Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Sayyed Abdul Malik Badruddin al-Houthi, the leader of Yemen’s Ansarollah, once again drew attention to the importance of the issue of resistance.
Hassan Hanizadeh – expert on the Middle East affairs
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs commenting on news published by the British Guardian newspaper that the process of normalization of relations between Syria and Saudi Arabia after Eid al-Fitr is possible, said: The rift in the triangle of Netanyahu, Trump and Bin Salman has prompted Saudi leaders to seek to change their regional approaches, especially in troubled areas such as Syria and Yemen.
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.
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.
Strategic Council Online- It was March 26, 2015 when the Saudi-led coalition over-all air raids of the regional countries launched against Yemen called Operation Decisive Storm. The US and Israel played logistic role plus supplying weapons and equipments in the war. The operation was supposed to finish within a few weeks, achieving tangible results and pre-determined objectives.
Barsaam Mohammadi, international analyst.
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: With the arrival of the World Quds Day, the Zionist regime has increased its destructive movements and measures in the Middle East especially against the resistance movement and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Hassan Hanizadeh—expert of Middle East issues