Tag: Iran

Challenges Facing New Pakistani Government for Reducing Tensions with India

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A former Iranian diplomat saying that the Pakistani government needs to create the necessary political environment to attract foreign investment, mobilize the economy, and solve people’s livelihood problems, noted: Although the new Pakistani government is trying to take steps to improve relations with India, the current situation in India and the will of the Pakistani military is a major challenge before this policy of the government.

British Anti – Human Rights Measure in Deporting Asylum Seekers to Rwanda

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated that the behavior of the British government in deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda is a blatant violation of international conventions, an expert of European affairs said:” Now, that Britain has been tested for her behavior on asylum seekers, it proved it cannot admit even such a small number of them”.

Lebanese Parliamentary Election & Political Perspective Ahead

Strategic Council Online – Interview: The expert of West Asia affairs commented about the recent parliamentary election of Lebanon and its results:” the results obtained was in a way that no party managed to win the majority of the parliament. It means the lists of Resistance Coalition groups gained about 58 to 59 seats and the other party that is in line with the West – Arab axis gained nearly 41 to 45 seats. Amid this, independent groups and individuals also won 128 seats”.

Prospects of UAE-Zionist Regime Free Trade Agreement

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the Middle East affairs commenting on the signing of a free trade agreement between the Zionist regime and the UAE, which covers 96 percent of trade volume between the two sides, said: The purpose of such contacts under the economic banner is to create a Hebrew-Arab coalition in the region and because the borders of the Axis of Resistance have expanded to the borders of the Occupied Territories and pose security risks to Tel Aviv, the regime is trying to change this balance of power in its own favor through political and security ties with the UAE, Bahrain and even Morocco.

Consequences of Energy Embargo on Future Power & Economy of Russia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor, saying that if predictions made about the state of the Russian economy are realized, its economy will gradually be grounded, adding: Under such circumstances, there will be no change in the polarization of power in the international system, unless Russia is faced with developments like those in the Gorbachev era which is unlikely to happen.

An Analysis of Anti-ISIS Global Coalition Meeting in Morocco

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A Middle East expert, commenting on the recent meeting of the so-called Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS in Morocco, said: The meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS in Morocco, which was attended by representatives of 83 world countries, indicates an international will to confront Takfiri and terrorist movements; although the will has faced challenges in practice.

The significance and objectives of the visit by President Assad to Tehran

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Bashar al-Assad traveled to Iran for the second time in ten years. Although it was not possible to travel at this level during the years of crisis in Syria for security reasons, it has never been able to overshadow the strategic relationship between the two countries or reduce it to lower levels.
Barsam Mohammadi-Expert of regional issues

An analysis of Iran-Saudi Arabia talks

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Direct talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which began for the first time in March 2021 with the aim of easing tensions in bilateral relations, are continuing. So far, five rounds of the Tehran-Riyadh political dialogue have been hosted by the Iraqi government in Baghdad. Although the negotiations have not yet led to tangible results, the parties have assessed the atmosphere of the negotiations as positive and forward-looking in their positions.
Hamid Khoshayand-Expert of regional issues

New British Approach to JCPOA

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: In recent weeks, Britain has backed the nuclear deal with Iran by changing its previous positions. According to the spokesman for the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the main reason for that is the desire to establish economic relations with Iran as soon as possible.
Abed Akbari – Expert on Europe affairs

Intensification of terrorist operations in Afghanistan; Dimensions and consequences

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: Afghanistan is going through difficult and worrying days. The suicide attacks and bombings in Kunduz, Kandahar, Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif and other cities of the country against innocent civilians, which have left hundreds of martyrs and wounded so far, are completely targeted and the Taliban is responsible for preventing it.
Hamid Khoshayand—Expert of regional issues

An Analysis on the Return of the Persian Gulf Littoral States’ Ambassadors back to Lebanon

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Persian Gulf littoral states that had already recalled their diplomatic envoys from Beirut because of the tension in their relations, have recently reported their ambassadors return to the country. In this respect, Saudi Arabia was pioneer and has resumed the activity of its Embassy in Beirut as of April 13, 2022.
Barssam Mohammadi, Expert of the Regional Affairs

Miscalculation of Morocco in Getting Close to Tel Aviv

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Establishment of relations between Morocco and the Zionist regime and signing of a security-military agreement between Rabat and Tel Aviv sparked anger of the Algerian government officials to the extent that political relations between the two neighboring countries were completely severed.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Expert on the Middle East affairs

Reasons for Imran Khan’s Ouster, Prospects for Political Developments in Pakistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Asia affairs said that formation and establishment of a new government in Pakistan will have significant consequences at the local and regional levels, adding: Shehbaz Sharif coalition is expected to include leftists as well as religious extremists. In case of presence of extremists in the coalition, we will be witness to more religious extremists gaining power and escalation of their extremist measures, including terrorist acts.

Need to Pursue Water Diplomacy, Deal with Fine Particles through Regional Pacts

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A member of the Association for Environmental Risks and Sustainable Development of Iran, emphasizing the need to pay attention to and prioritize “water diplomacy”, said: Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, by attracting UN cooperation, should co-sponsor regional agreements for controlling climate change, process of environmental degradation and water resources and water right of all Middle Eastern countries, and even controlling dangerous deserts, which are the main source of creating dust.

US efforts to manage the global energy market by selling strategic reserves

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An international economics professor said that the US decision to bring its reserved oil to market was a temporary solution and could not continue in the long run, adding that it would be impossible to absolutely embargo Russia and in the long term, Europe would move to find alternatives in cooperation with the United States for Russia’s energy and even count on cooperation and investment in Iran’s energy industry.

Causes of Political Tensions in Pakistan & Perspective of Early Elections

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having elaborated the causes of the recent political tensions in Pakistan, former diplomat of our country said:” the disputes have been emerged after three years of peaceful relations between the Army and Imran Khan; in the coming 90 days, we will witness important developments. A quite election may be held and Imran khan will probably be re-elected, or following some unrests, a military coup will take place in the country.

Negev Treacherous Meeting & Protesting Reactions of Palestinian Nation

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Treacherous meeting of the foreign ministers from Egypt, Morocco, UAE, Bahrain, the U.S. and the Zionist regime in Sde Boker township in the desert area of Negev occupied territories and in a short distance from David Ben – Gurion’s final home, the founder and the first prime minister of the Zionist regime which was accompanied by an important message sent to Arab regimes by the Zionist regime, received protesting reaction from the Palestinian nation.
Hassan Haani Zadeh, Expert of the Middle East issues

Construction of Reinforced Concrete Wall along Iraq-Syria Border; a Necessity to Prevent the U.S. Misuse

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: As the construction of a reinforced concrete wall can be considered as a necessary and indispensable measure to prevent the trafficking of terrorists along the Iraq – Syria border, even at some checkpoints of the borderlines, on the other side, new initiatives and setting up mechanisms to preserve land links as well as coordination among Syrian and Iraqi forces and also resistance groups at two sides of the borders are of strategic and vital importance.
Hamid Khoshayanad, Expert of the region’s affairs