Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of West Asia affairs said that hatred of the Islamic Ummah of the Arab states that betrayed the Palestinian people is on the rise every day and in this regard we have been witness to the intensification of internal protests in Bahrain, adding: Bahrain, by exposing its relations with the Zionist regime and exchanging ambassador, with open support for the crimes of that regime, is considered an accomplice of it.
Strategic Council Online – Note: The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, recently issued a decree announcing the holding of parliamentary elections in that country on October 2. Although the election is considered a practice of democracy in a country with a tribal system, it challenges the approach of other tribal regimes, such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain, rather than the real electoral aspects.
Hassan Hanizadeh – expert on the Middle East affairs
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—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 – An expert on European affairs, commenting on the recent EU sanctions against eight Iranian institutions and officials and the EU double standards on human rights, said: There has always been a human rights gesture by the EU and they have taken advantage of this tool in line with their own interests.
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.