Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs predicted that a tense period is awaiting US-Saudi relations.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of geopolitical issues says rapprochement between Qatar and other countries of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council and Saudi Arabia’s backtrack in its primary positions and conditions indicated the failure of Riyadh unilateralism.
Strategic Council Online – Former Iranian charge d’affaires to Yemen says US move to blacklist Ansarollah as a terrorist group will make political talks and aid activities more difficult, adding: Trump and his group wanted to take action in the final days of their term to create problems for the next US administration and even regional countries and leave an impact on the course of developments.
Strategic Council Online – The widespread reactions of the political authorities and the nations of the region to the signing of the plan to normalize relations between the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco with the Zionist regime in the closing months of 2020, in fact brought the future of this plan under question and raised this question that whether this normalization is a mere show and a ceremonial move, or in reality a strategic and sustained effort on the path of making peace between the Arabs and Israel.
Kourosh Salehi – International affairs analyst
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of West Asia affairs says political Islam enjoys the capacity of turning into a model of community among the Muslim Ummah, adding that the Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are opposed to political Islamic because they think it threatens their rule.
Normalization of Morocco’s Relations with Zionist Regime; Turning Israel into a Security Threat to Algeria
Strategic Council Online – Morocco is the last country that has taken measures for normalization of relations with the Zionist regime. This country, along with Egypt, Jordan, the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan, is the sixth country in the Arab world that establishes diplomatic relations with Israel. In return for the normalization of relations, Morocco received recognition of possession of Western Sahara.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on international affairs
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.
Impediments to the official normalization of the relations between the Zionist regime and Saudi Arabia
Strategic Council Online—Editorial: Official normalization of relations between some Arab governments and the Zionist regime is an act of treason in the Muslim world; the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco are the pioneers of this hated policy and should shoulder the responsibilities of such normalization. The process of normalization and publicization of relations with the Zionist regime was not a stab from the back but a blade from the front on the body of Palestine—something that will not definitely remain unanswered by the public opinion of the Arab countries and Muslim world as well as the Palestinian resistance groups. According to a public opinion poll conducted by the Arabic Center of Political Research and Studies, based in Doha, 92 percent of the surveyed public opinion in the Arab world consider the Zionist regime as a threat to the security and peace of the region.
Hamid Khoshayand—International issues analyst
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs said: Given Iran’s goodwill towards Qatar, normalization of relations between Riyadh and Doha is not considered as being in line with dealing blows on Iran’s national interests. But, Qatar should be careful not to fall into the trap of Saudi conspiracy against Iran, in which case it will be harmed.
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 – Riyadh and Manama concerned about easing tensions between Iran and the United States and even with Europe and changing their supportive approach to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, have called for participation in renewed talks on Iran or at least their interests be taken into account, an expert on the Middle East affairs said.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A former director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Saudi Arabia would not hesitate to seek support by the Zionist regime if Saudi authorities believe such support would help its rulers particularly Mohammad bin Salman to survive.
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: An Iranian diplomat said that with regard to the attempts of Britain and France to boost their possible presence in the Persian Gulf and the consequences of the disclosure of the relations of Bahrain and the UAE with the Zionist regime, the necessity for Iran to pay attention to the strengthening of relations with its neighbours becomes more important. Perhaps Trump’s defeat would be an opportunity for Iran to quickly improve its relations with its neighbours while paying attention to the regional developments.
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.
The Chinese are awaiting the announcement of the outcome of the US elections; if Joe Biden is elected it will probably return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and a final agreement will be reached among the 5+1 member states, under which it will become smoother and easier for the Chinese.
Abdolreza Farajirad – Expert on Geopolitical Affairs
Strategic Council Online: The stance Kuwait has adopted in opposing the normalization of relations with the Zionist regime is important and has been more explicit than other Arab states, and the new Emir of Kuwait has explicitly stated that he will follow the policies of the late Emir in all cases, including the Palestinian issue.
Seyed Reza Mirabian – Expert on Middle East Affairs
Strategic Council Online – In their last week protests, the Sudanese people used the living conditions as a coverage for their protests against Sudan’s foreign policy, thus expressing their opposition to Sudan’s stance on normalization of relations with the Zionist regime.
Jafar Qanadbashi – Expert on Africa and Middle East Affairs
Repercussions of normalization of Zionist regime relations for the southern states of the Persian Gulf
Strategic Council Online: Editorial—Rapprochement with the Zionist regime could entail serious consequences for the Arab regimes of the region; the public opinion in these countries especially Bahrain are opposed to Manama policy of betrayal to the Palestinian cause and subordination to Washington and Tel Aviv. Therefore, any hasty move to recognize Israel would further widen the gap between the Arab compromising rulers and their peoples.
Davoud Ahmadzadeh, Middle East expert