Tag: West Asia

Europe’s Apathy and Confusion towards JCPOA

Strategic Council Online – Biden’s policy towards Iran and even the current European approach seem to be an imitation of Donald Trump’s approach which, with its insistence on maintaining maximum pressure and negotiating regional and missile issues in the agreement, raises the question of how there is any talk of reviving the JCPOA?
Abed Akbari – Expert on European affairs

Biden Administration and Downplaying Bin Salman’s Role in Khashoggi Murder

Strategic Council Online – A professor at the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, said: Despite some positions, Biden and the Democrats intend to soften the public mind about the crime of Khashoggi’s murder. This Biden’s move clearly demonstrates the Democrats’ cover-up policy, they are always hidden behind the words.

Targets of Recent US Military Movements in Syria

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs, commenting over the US attempts to increase its military presence in Syria, and in particular Washington’s moves in the northern part of the country, said: Joe Biden apparently intends to continue the same policies of Donald Trump regarding Syria.

Reasons for Biden-Macron Dispute over Saudi Arabia

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.

Strategic Importance of Iran’s Stabilizing Presence in the Region

Strategic Council Online – Iran’s presence and influence in the region, which is a constructive and stabilizing one that eliminates insecurity and panic, is one of the main red lines in compliance with safeguarding the strategic interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs

US Arms Strategy in West Asia

Strategic Council Online – The US methods and incentives to sell arms to West Asia are more in line with building business for defense contractors than building security in West Asia.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on international affairs

Alarm Bell for Iraq Following US Sanction on Hashd Al-Shaabi Commander

Strategic Council Online – The American adventurism in Iraq is not over and in the latest destructive measure, the US Treasury Department has boycotted Faleh al-Fayyad, the commander of the Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi, on the pretext of human rights violations!
Hamid Khoshayand – International affairs analyst

Intl. Messages Commemorating Martyrdom Anniversary of Sardar Soleimani

Strategic Council Online – An expert on Middle East affairs said: Ceremonies commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Sardar Soleimani in different countries showed that he was an anti-colonial hero who responded to the expectations of Muslim nations and even non-Muslim nations and filled in the gap that existed in the Islamic world, not only for today, but as a living phenomenon for the years to come.

Model Ruling over Iran-Turkey Relations; Cooperation and Political Rivalry

Strategic Council Online – Note: Iran and Turkey are the two important countries in the West Asia region and inheritors of great empires and historical hegemony that have always been in “competition and cooperation” with each other. Although the two countries have different and sometimes competitive roles and effects in the region and disagree on various issues, those differences have never meant ignoring and overshadowing the many common interests in bilateral relations.
Hamid Khoshayand – International Affairs Analyst

Legacy of Martyr Soleimani; Axis of Resistance, New Political-Security Structure & Special & Lasting Military Command

Strategic Council Online – Special Assistant to the IRI Parliament Speaker for International Affairs, stating that General Soleimani was able to launch new political-security arrangements in the region called “Axis of Resistance”, noted: “Using the capacity of diplomacy and personal power in negotiations with all foreign parties, has left another unique policy in the field of negotiations from General Soleimani.”

Turkey on the verge of involvement in the Yemen case

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: Turkey is one of the main regional players which has been pursuing an aggressive foreign policy during the past several years—a country which once prioritized in its foreign policy the zero-tension approach with its neighbors but has now turned down that policy by entering into various levels of political, security, military and field operational engagements in the West Asia, the Caucasus and North Africa regions. In fact, you can find very few hot spots in the region in which Turkey has not been actively involved.
Hamid Khoshayand-International issues analyst

The difference between Iran and US approach towards hegemony concept

Strategic Council Online-Editorial: The Islamic Republic of Iran has tried to challenge imperialistic and hegemonic policies through establishing regional links in order to put an end to the hegemony of the US and other imperial powers in the West Asia region.
Jafar Qannadbashi-expert of Middle East issues

Iran and the US isolation in the General Assembly of the United Nations

Strategic Council Online-Interview: The United States is totally alone and isolated in its campaign against Iran, an expert of international relations said adding that “Iran, instead of engaging in direct confrontation with the US, incited in practice the global community against the US and so far, the US has been the loser of this confrontation.”

Macron’s Attempt to Revive France’s Influence in West Asia

Strategic Council Online – A university professor, saying that Macron is trying to revive again France’s sphere of influence and historical role in West Asia, noted that if French policies are pursued in this region independent of the US, it could have an achievement for the foreign policy of this country. But, France does not have the power to act indepedntly of the US.

Western-Arab-Hebrew Axis Interests in Lebanese Crisis

Strategic Council Online – A university professor stressed that creating a political vacuum in Lebanon is the desire of the Western-Arab-Hebrew axis, saying that the instability of Lebanon is the main goal of foreign actors; because the instability of this country is directly related to the security of the Zionist regime.

Global Changes in Transition; Iran-China Proximity

Strategic Council Online – At the meeting “Explicating Iran-China Relations in the New Global Conditions”, which was initiated by the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations in cooperation with the Center for Chinese Studies, the importance of Iran-China strategic relations was underlined and it was stipulated “if we choose the right Asian strategy Europe would have no choice but to cooperate with Iran.”

Reasons Why Russia and China Oppose Anti-Syrian Resolution

Strategic Council Online – Russia’s inference from the German-Belgian resolution proposed at the UN Security Council is that it could be a cover for the destructive activities of various Western countries in Syria, and therefore prevented the adoption of this resolution.
Hassan Beheshtipour – Expert on Russian Affairs

Lesson of Iraqi Popular Force to the United States

Strategic Council Online – Today Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Force) and the forces under its command in addition to their efforts to counter ISIS’s new harassment activities have to monitor and render ineffective the ISIS-based political activities favored by the United States aimed at throwing obstacles in the way of the Hashd al-Shaabi.
Jafar Qannadbashi – Expert on Middle East Issues

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