Tag: Saudi Arabia

Factors Strengthening Position of Resistance among Regional Nations

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 targets behind Saudi military agreements with Greece

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

Reasons for Not Forming a Government in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the Middle East affairs commenting on the reasons for Saad Hariri’s delay in forming the Lebanese government said: The Lebanese government has suffered from an internal crisis in recent years, especially after the 2018 elections; in this way, the governments that came to power could not form a cabinet or continue to work due to some issues such as internal protests or lack of internal political understanding.

Necessity and Possibility for Convergence in Middle East in Post-Trump Period

Strategic Council Online – The former Director-General of the Middle East Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that the interests of governments and regional powers in the Middle East are in conflict and trans-regional players too are not interested in its stability and security, said: In case relations with Saudi Arabia are organized through diplomacy and differences are resolved through negotiation it would help improve the two countries’ position in the world.

Yemen; Battlefield of Biden and Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online-Opinion: Joe Biden will have no choice but to remove Ansarullah from the American list of terrorist groups in order to participate in the peace talks with Saudi Arabia in future.
Hassan Hanizadeh-Middle East expert

Iraqis Demand Faster US Withdrawal from Their Country

Strategy Council Online – A Middle East expert said: “Some speculations suggest that with the rise of Joe Biden in the United States, we may see an acceleration of the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq and some other countries in the region.”

Zionist Regime’s Strategic Concern over Contract to Equip Saudi F-15s

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.

Lebanon’s government crisis: consequences and dimensions

Strategic Council Online: Editorial—Under the present circumstances, we may witness once again a crisis in the formation of the Lebanese cabinet. With increasing foreign interference in Lebanon, it seems this crisis would be extended and prolonged more than the previous occasions as each of the foreign players are seeking to advance their own objectives and want to set the pieces of government in their own favour. This is while Lebanon is not a country to be settled with instruction issued from abroad.
Hossein Ajorloo – Expert of Middle East affairs

Hezbollah Is a Role Playing Reality in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online – A former Iranian diplomat, referring to the different stances of France and the United States regarding the role and status of Hezbollah in Lebanon, said: Hezbollah is a 100% and undeniable reality that exists and is present in Lebanon. No action in this country can succeed without taking the role of Hezbollah into account.

Behind the Scenes of Iraq-Jordan-Egypt Trilateral Meeting

Strategic Council Online – Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt, are trying to pull Iraq from the ideological sphere to the atmosphere of Arab reaction in order to deepen the distance between Tehran and Baghdad politically and ideologically.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

West’s Agenda to Exploit Lebanese Bombing

Strategic Council Online – After the recent deadly blasts in Beirut, a clear scenario was followed by the Western media, including the American, as well as Zionist and Arab media to the effect that Hezbollah missiles were being kept in the said warehouse, which exploded due to heat. Riyadh even claimed that Hezbollah missiles had exploded following the Israeli missile strike, sparking propaganda that was denied by Seyed Hassan Nasrallah.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Examining the Democrats 2020 Document & Opposition to Trump Policies

Strategic Council Online – An international affairs analyst said that the clear and comprehensive confrontation between the Democrats’ 2020 document and current policies in the United States underscores the extent to which Trump’s policies have targeted international security and order. He added that following the failure of Trump’s policies toward Iran the Democrats adjusted their policies somewhat from the beginning.

Priority of Iran and Iraq; Continuation and Strengthening of Strategic Relations

Strategic Council Online – Referring to the dissatisfaction of the United States and certain regional states with the deepening of Iran-Iraq relations, a West Asian affairs expert said: Mr Al-Kazemi’s visit to Tehran at the head of a high-level delegation and high-level meetings held between the two sides show the determination of the parties to continue and consolidate cooperation at various levels as a top priority on the agenda.

Reasons for UNSC “Stop the Conflict” Resolution Ineffectiveness

Strategic Council Online – An international affairs expert said that the resolution to end the conflict in the context of the corona outbreak, like most Security Council resolutions, does not provide an executive guarantee, adding that UNSC members often have conflicting political stances and it is very difficult to agree on a text. At the same time there is not strong political resolve to implement these interpretive texts.

Enemies of Resistance Axis Agenda to Confront Lebanese Hezbollah

Strategic Council Online – The United States, Britain, France and Saudi Arabia are now trying to create conditions to render the government of Hassan Diab ineffective through outside economic pressure and to provoke the people inside so that Lebanon’s Hezbollah too will come under pressure.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Turkey’s Outlook about South Persian Gulf States

Strategic Council Online – Despite the continuation of some economic cooperation between Turkey and Saudi Arabia and the UAE, in the political and security spheres, serious challenges will be faced in the future in these countries.
Davoud Ahmadzadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Europe’s Instrumental Approach towards Sanctions, Human Rights

Strategic Council Online: Regarding the coordination of European approaches and policies with the United States, especially during the presidency of Donald Trump, it should be noted that Europeans are strategically aligned with the Americans, but the way to realize their goals and tactics is different from Washington.
Morteza Maki – Expert on European Affairs

Consequences of Elimination of USD from China Commodity Exchange

Strategic Council Online: The removal of the US dollar from trading on the China Commodity Exchange, given its significant contribution to the financing of European, Latin American and even African goods, means that global demand for the USD will decline. A drop in global demand for the USD would weaken the value of the currency and further destabilize its position as the dominant international currency.
Reza Majidzadeh – Developmental Political Economy Researcher

US Efforts to Keep Iraq Away from Iran

Strategic Council Online: US officials have witnessed a series of open and clandestine steps to launch anti-Iranian movements in Iraq that have not only led to serious setbacks but have also resulted in the expulsion of US troops from Iraq.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert