Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of Europe issues, referring to the recent remarks of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who castigated EU for destroying all infrastructure of relations with Russia, said Lavrov views on the severance of cooperation between Moscow and the European Union were made after an intensification of criticisms and tensions between the EU and Russia.
Tag: Human rights
Strategic Council Online – Turkey withdrew from the Istanbul Convention following the instructions and decision of its president which was also published in the Official Gazette. The decree says that the decision had been taken pursuant to Paragraph 3 of the presidential circular No. 9 on the cancellation of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, signed by the Republic of Turkey in 2011 and approved by cabinet ministers one year later.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online—Interview: Former Iranian ambassador to Ireland says Europe had a coordinating rather than determining role in the conclusion of the nuclear deal—JCPOA—and the behavior and performance of Europe towards Iran at the present time is not that much different from Trump period in structural terms as Europe remains under the influence of the United States.
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: When the Saudi court started the invasion of Yemen and attacked this territory from the land, air, and sea with the hope of capturing it in several days and destroy Ansarallah, the Saudis and their regional and international allies could not have even imagined that this war, despite the huge damages on Yemen, would not end in the overthrow of the Ansarallah and the occupation of Yemen and the establishment of a Saudi-allied regime, but would turn into a turning point for the mighty display of the power of the Islamic resistance and the shameful failure of the Saudi regime.
Hamid Khoshayand—international issues analyst
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.
Strategic Council Online – The start of Saudi Arabia’s military aggression against Yemen on March 25, 2015 and the unequal continuation of this war to the present time has led to the emergence of a huge swamp for the Saudi coalition after six years as such that the United States and the pro-Saudi coalition governments are desperately looking for a solution to this crisis. In fact, the main question will be whether the end of the Yemen war is a strategic necessity for the countries involved in this crisis or the political life of this crisis is nearing the end of its life?
Kourosh Salehi – International affairs expert
Strategic Council Online – Positions and remarks of the officials of the new US administration show that the war in Yemen is one of the important topics on the agenda of the White House in the field of foreign policy. As US President Joe Biden described in his first foreign policy speech the Yemen war: “a war which has created humanitarian and strategic catastrophe. …This war has to end.”
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs predicted that a tense period is awaiting US-Saudi relations.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs, commenting on the differences between US foreign policy towards Yemen during Donald Trump’s presidency and under Joe Biden, said: Biden’s policy on putting an end to the war in Yemen is not about human rights issues; rather what he follows in ending the war is to help its ally, Saudi Arabia, which is entrapped in that crisis.
Strategic Council Online – A researcher at the Center for the Middle East Studies commenting on the challenges ahead for the Saudi government says with Biden coming to power, Saudi Arabia will no longer have the favourable position and special place it had in the Donald Trump administration.
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 Council Online – Note: Given Europe’s coordination with Biden’s administration, the West, including Europe and the United States in general, is likely to pursue a common policy toward Venezuela.
Dr. Hadi Aalami Fariman – Expert on Latin America affairs
Strategic Council Online – Interview: Former Iranian ambassador to Thailand, analyzing the coup in Myanmar, commented on the complexity of the scene and predicted that when the military dominates in that country, it usually would not relinquish power easily.
Strategic Council Online – The warning to suspend Iran’s voting right in the United Nations prepares the ground for denying Iran access to international rights and opportunities.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher on Political Economy of Development
Strategic Council Online – Although the sources of vaccine production came from people who saw their aid as a donation to save humanity, but with Western governments taking control of these resources, they have been given the tools of power to determine “who should live and who should not.”
Abed Akbari – International Affairs Analyst
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 – An international law professor said that the dimensions of the US anti-human rights actions in imposing illegal sanctions should be further explained to the people of the world, adding: The Americans have ignored international law of development and international humanitarian law by imposing successive illegal sanctions.
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 – A faculty member of the University of Tehran on Palestinian studies, stating that Mahmoud Abbas exposed its real face by tilting towards the Zionist regime and all his previous actions were hypocritical, said: In a situation that they have raised the issue of annexation and normalization of relations and pushed it ahead, this action by the PA would make them more determined.