Tag: Iraq

Behind the Scenes of Iraq-Jordan-Egypt Trilateral Meeting

Strategic Council Online – Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt, are trying to pull Iraq from the ideological sphere to the atmosphere of Arab reaction in order to deepen the distance between Tehran and Baghdad politically and ideologically.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Al-Kazemi’s Washington Trip & US Strategy in Iraq

Strategic Council Online – Al-Kazemi’s stances reflect his outlooks and political vision about the United States. Some believe that the Americans hope that with Al-Kazemi as Iraq’s prime minister, relations with the US are set to expand and the scope of criticism of the United States inside Iraq will decrease; But we should not overlook the subsequent developments in Iraq; because next year elections will be held and Al-Kazemi himself, as a statesman, has plans for his political future, and is probably thinking of creating a political faction or party.
Siamak Kakai – Iraqi Affairs Expert

Tehran-Baghdad Strategic Relations & US Illegitimate Goals in Iraq

Strategic Council Online – “The purpose of the US presence in Iraq is to support Israel’s freedom of action in the region and to contain Iran,” said a West Asian affairs analyst. He added domination over Iraq and utilization of its capacities in line with hostility towards its neighbors will never serve the satisfaction of the neighbouring countries, religious authorities and Iraqi politicians.

Prospects of US Troop Pullout from Iraq

Strategic Council Online – The Iraqi Prime Minister has called on Donald Trump to withdraw his forces from the country as soon as possible, because the possibility of a violent conflict between the Iraqi people and American troops has greatly increased. In other words, the withdrawal of 2,000 American troops will be a prelude to the complete withdrawal of these forces from Iraq.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Researcher on West Asian Issues

Irresponsibility and the Perils of Saudi Nuclearization

Strategic Council Online – A former Iranian diplomat emphasized that Saudi Arabia despite its interventions and tension generation in its neighbouring countries, as well as disturbing the regional and international stability is not accountable. He said: If a country with this amount of direct political and military intervention one day gains more power and becomes nuclear, it will cause great tragedy that will destroy the region.

Iran-Iraq Relations; Obstacles and Opportunities Ahead

Strategic Council Online – In addition to the Islamic Republic of Iran, the new Iraqi government seeks to establish new relations with countries in the region and beyond, in which countries such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the Persian Gulf states are given priority.
Siamak Kakai – Iraqi Affairs Expert

US Plan to Plunder Oil & Gas in Kurdish Areas of Syria

Strategic Council Online – At present, the US goal of maintaining presence in the Kurdish regions of Syria is to extract oil and gas, but the question is whether it is possible to implement this agreement and if so, how long will it continue, because the situation in the region is very sensitive and it cannot be assumed that if the Kurds dominate an area, they can use the resources and reserves there as they wish.
Reza Mirabian – Middle East Affairs Expert

Examining the Democrats 2020 Document & Opposition to Trump Policies

Strategic Council Online – An international affairs analyst said that the clear and comprehensive confrontation between the Democrats’ 2020 document and current policies in the United States underscores the extent to which Trump’s policies have targeted international security and order. He added that following the failure of Trump’s policies toward Iran the Democrats adjusted their policies somewhat from the beginning.

China’s Cautious Move to Boost Relations with Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – The Chinese are very serious about improving relations with Afghanistan and have clear policies, but as long as the Americans are in Afghanistan, it looks like Beijing will move with caution.
Pir Mohammad Mollazehi – Expert on Subcontinent Affairs

Pompeo’s Failure to Advance Israel’s Anti-Iran Policies

Strategic Council Online – After Donald Trump realized that he should not enter the Zionist regime’s game of military action against Iran, the regime’s coordination with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to intensify anti-Iranian actions has increased.
Dr. Seyed Jalal Sadatian – Analyst of Political and International Issues

How to Use the Report of UN Human Rights Rapporteur

Strategic Council Online – A professor of international law said that the report of the UN Human Rights Rapporteur on the assassination of Quds Force Commander Sardar Qasem Soleimani, despite its weaknesses and shortcomings, contains positive points. These positions can provide the possibility of legal and international prosecution as a notable document in international courts and authorities, he added.

Resistance; the Only Way to Achieve Victory over Zionist Regime

Strategic Council Online – Hamas representative Khalid al-Qudumi said Israel’s policy is evil. They have violated all the international regulations and are using force. Without power, one cannot stand against Israel. The one who wants to get his right must pay.

Finding the Roots of Recent Tensions between Turkey and France

Strategic Council Online: Following recent incident in Mediterranean waters between Turkish and French navies, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has ordered an investigation into this unprecedented incident in the military relations between the two member states. The announcement of the arrest of members of a French spy network by Ankara, who were gathering information on Turkish soil, once again showed another questionable reflection of the internal developments of the NATO alliance and the deep differences in relations between its members.
Abolghasem Delphi – Former Ambassador to France

Lesson of Iraqi Popular Force to the United States

Strategic Council Online – Today Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Force) and the forces under its command in addition to their efforts to counter ISIS’s new harassment activities have to monitor and render ineffective the ISIS-based political activities favored by the United States aimed at throwing obstacles in the way of the Hashd al-Shaabi.
Jafar Qannadbashi – Expert on Middle East Issues

Europe’s Skepticism on Future of Relations with United States

Strategic Council Online – A professor of geopolitics, referring to some of the European leaders’ positions and moves toward secession from the United States, said: “However, it should not be assumed that Europeans have seceded from the United States and do not consider Washington as their ally.” But in the current situation in Europe, Europe is waiting for the results of the elections in the United States in the next four months and if Mr. Biden comes to power, the United States and Europe will be closer again.”

Prospects of US-Iraq Strategic Dialogue; US Deceptions

Strategic Council Online – In the negotiations between the United States and Iraq in recent weeks, a reduction of American forces in Iraq has been emphasized and it has been decided that the withdrawal of these forces will take place in the coming months; but because the term “reduction of forces” has been used, this can be interpretive.
Siamak Kakai – Iraqi Affairs Expert

Al Kazemi’s Hard Way Out of Crisis in Iraq

Strategic Council Online: Following the formation of Mustafa al-Kazemi’s government Iraq today is sailing on a boat that will inevitably have to cross a large whirlpool much of whose potential is secured outside the borders. Perhaps the only force that can ensure the safety of this boat and its successful passage is the cooperation and unity of Iraqi parties and the patience of the Iraqi people to resolve the situation in their country, at the beginning of which putting government organizations and institutions in order is among the most infrastructural affairs.
Jafar Qanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert

US Interventions in Iraq & Lebanon during Corona Crisis

Strategic Council Online: “The United States is trying to undermine the authority of the central governments in Lebanon and Iraq by open interference in the internal affairs of these countries and creating guided anarchy in the Axis of Resistance,” said a former ambassador and analyst on Middle East affairs, referring to US actions in Iraq and Lebanon as the two states were wrestling with the coronavirus crisis.