Strategic Council Online: A professor of political economy, referring to the economic consequences of the corona epidemic for the international economy, said: “The post-corona era is not a time to be dependent on Europe and the United States, and in the near future we will see Asian powers will increase their developmental process and economic power at higher speed and strength in the international arena.”
Strategic Council Online: An international law professor said the US claim to receive compensation from China in connection with the global outbreak of coronavirus was purely propagandistic. He said such issues are not legally enforceable, and the United States wants to weaken China, at least in terms of propaganda.
Strategic Council Online: Emphasizing the role of governments and international organizations in ensuring food security in the context of the corona epidemic, an international economics analyst said: “Success in overcoming these challenges will certainly require coherent and strong government programs to create a safe food system.” And international organizations need to set up food exchange arrangements around the world to prevent famine.
Strategic Council Online: The US-led Hebrew-Arab-Western axis, which has failed to contain the Resistance Axis in the political and security spheres, has entered the military phase, namely the escalation of the Zionist regime’s attacks and the resurgence of ISIS in Syria.
Hossein Ajorlou – Middle East Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: Countries such as Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, which have the highest rates of coronavirus and deaths, have experienced an extent of the decline in economic growth and economic power and rising budget deficits and debt levels since World War II that has been unprecedented.
Morteza Makki – Expert on European Affairs
Strategic Council Online: “The political situation of the Zionist regime has become more complicated as a result of Coronavirus outbreak and the regime seems to intend to use the ‘Deal of the Century’ plan and the annexation of the West Bank as a pretext to cover up its problems and slackness during the post-coronavirus era and exploits it as pressure leverage,” said an analyst of Israeli affairs.
Strategic Council Online: Foreign actors are taking advantage of the existing political currents in Lebanon to spark off internal riots with the aim of overthrowing the government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab and paving the way for Saad Hariri’s return to power. As a result, riots may spread in the future, and if this happens, the Diab administration will have to resign to avoid bloodshed.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: A university professor says the United States is still embroiled in divergence after the outbreak of the corona crisis, adding that today every country is concerned with its own problems, and unfortunately, the world is moving towards non-convergence and escalation of divergent policies.
Strategic Council Online: An expert on American affairs says Iran should be given priority in receiving a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) due to the sanctions, lack of access to its financial resources and in the face of the coronavirus crisis. He says except for the US sabotaging, the IMF has no technical pretext for not lending to Iran and this should be protested to by the international community.
Strategic Council Online: It seems that India and China will continue arms purchases in the coming years, but countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia or some European states whose economies have been hurt by the corona outbreak are forced to adapt to the new conditions and turn a blind eye to the US pressures to buy weapons in the last few months to the US presidential election.
Abdolreza Farajirad – Geopolitical Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: An Iranian diplomat says the impact and implications of the coronavirus can be very broad and unimaginable in the world and in the United States. He said the repercussions of the corona crisis were visible in both global systems, the democratic system and authoritarian systems in the United States, and the US President, in reality, exposed the weaknesses of both systems in handling the coronavirus crisis.
Strategic Council Online: As Trump’s maximum pressure to attract US public opinion, and change the course of international development of corona pandemic towards China, by introducing this country as the origin of the virus, and make Beijing responsible for this pandemic by any means, French diplomacy is on a mission to continue this trend and to increase a controlled pressure on Paris-Beijing relations.
Abolghasem Delfi – Former IRI Ambassador to France
Strategic Council Online: “Despite international efforts to lift unilateral sanctions against Iran under the coronavirus crisis, unfortunately, there are no signs of a change in US policy,” said an analyst of international affairs. He added that the IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made great and successful efforts to this end but the pressure must be much greater to be effective and leave an impact on the Trump team.
Strategic Council Online: Given the economic and social implications of the coronavirus in the United States, maybe it would be more attractive if Trump was defeated by his Democratic rival, Joe Biden. However, even if this would be the case given the US governing structure in practice, it is unlikely for Biden to be able to make effective changes in the US strategy towards the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Saeed Shokouhi – Faculty Member of Allameh Tabatabai University
Strategic Council Online: European convergence has declined in recent years due to the Brexit or coming to power of right-wing parties, and today the outbreak of corona and its economic implications could deepen these crises and differences.
Alireza Thamoudi – European Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: A West Asian affairs analyst said that Canada’s decision to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia in open violation of human rights laws in the country, originates from the severe economic recession faced by the Ottawa government. “Human rights claims by Western democracies are used as showoff tools to influence the behaviour of certain statesmen,” he said.
Strategic Council Online: An expert on West Asian affairs called the mass deportation of Ethiopian migrants from Saudi Arabia without conducting corona testing an inhumane act, stressing that the deportation was sparked by the sharp drop in oil prices and a severe budget deficit facing Riyadh.
Strategic Council Online: US President Ronald Trump is under intense public pressure these days, and the evidence points to negligence and uncertainty in crisis management in the United States, which has made the situation in the country very critical. Now the president of the United States is looking for a victim to put the blame on, and to hold that institution or organization responsible for this scandal.
Amir Ali Abolfatah – American affairs expert
Strategic Council Online: The issue of engaging the Iraqi popular mobilization forces and resistance groups against ISIS could be a ploy to draw the attention of these groups to the confrontation with terrorists rather than to the United States.
Seyed Reza Qazvini Gharabi – Journalist and Senior Analyst of Iraqi Affairs
Strategic Council Online: An expert on Middle East affairs citing the global outbreak of the corona crisis, as well as the news on the arrest and restriction of the Saudi Crown Prince’s opponents under the pretext of quarantine, said: Bin Salman has tried to take advantage of the conditions caused by the coronavirus and eliminate his opponents. Re-adoption of conservative policies after a round of unsuccessful experience with political ambitions seems to put Saudi Arabia more focused on the economy. Accordingly, such an atmosphere could pave the way for greater engagement with Iran