Tag: Lebanon

Hezbollah Is a Role Playing Reality in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online – A former Iranian diplomat, referring to the different stances of France and the United States regarding the role and status of Hezbollah in Lebanon, said: Hezbollah is a 100% and undeniable reality that exists and is present in Lebanon. No action in this country can succeed without taking the role of Hezbollah into account.

Implications and Effects of UAE-Zionist Regime Official Relations

Strategic Council Online – A Middle East affairs analyst said that the UAE is actually playing in the space provided by the United States and Israel, adding that the UAE is suffering from the delusions of grandeur and superiority complex and by enhancing its position in the region try to become one of the main regional players, but the Emirates has serious weaknesses and reservations regarding Iran.

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.

Western-Arab-Hebrew Axis Interests in Lebanese Crisis

Strategic Council Online – A university professor stressed that creating a political vacuum in Lebanon is the desire of the Western-Arab-Hebrew axis, saying that the instability of Lebanon is the main goal of foreign actors; because the instability of this country is directly related to the security of the Zionist regime.

West’s Agenda to Exploit Lebanese Bombing

Strategic Council Online – After the recent deadly blasts in Beirut, a clear scenario was followed by the Western media, including the American, as well as Zionist and Arab media to the effect that Hezbollah missiles were being kept in the said warehouse, which exploded due to heat. Riyadh even claimed that Hezbollah missiles had exploded following the Israeli missile strike, sparking propaganda that was denied by Seyed Hassan Nasrallah.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

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

Escalation of Foreign Interventions in Lebanon and the Need to Maintain Internal Solidarity

Strategic Council Online – A Middle East affairs analyst believes that the United States is trying to change the political map in Lebanon, saying that under the status quo the conspiracy against Lebanon is pursued economically and with political goals, but people are largely patient and are trying to change these conditions with the help of the independent ruling government and Hezbollah.

Enemies of Resistance Axis Agenda to Confront Lebanese Hezbollah

Strategic Council Online – The United States, Britain, France and Saudi Arabia are now trying to create conditions to render the government of Hassan Diab ineffective through outside economic pressure and to provoke the people inside so that Lebanon’s Hezbollah too will come under pressure.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Behind the Scenes of New Unrest in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online – An analyst on West Asian affairs said there were “obvious hands” among foreign countries as well as domestic political currents against the Lebanese government, adding that Hassan Diab’s government did not appear to be able to maintain the status quo and efforts are underway to overthrow his government and put the phase of confrontation with the Hezbollah on the agenda; So the next step will be very difficult for Lebanon.

Lebanon & Hezbollah Blackmailed by UNSC Tools

Strategic Council Online: The UN Security Council statement on the need for Hizbollah disarmament has been released concurrently with Lebanon’s talks with the International Monetary Fund. It seems that the UN Security Council, under pressure from the United States and the West, wants to enter a phase of blackmailing to make economic and financial support subject to the disarmament of the Hezbollah.
Hassan Hanizadeh- 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.

Extraction of Energy in Mediterranean & Its Legal Complexity

Strategic Council Online: In the matter of fossil energy resources in the Mediterranean, Egypt, the Zionist regime, Greece and Cyprus have formed a bloc against that of Turkey, Libya and the Northern Cyprus. This situation has drawn the region to further security and military disputes. Meanwhile, if Syria, Lebanon and Gaza also enter the process of exploring and extracting gas fields, the equations will be much more complex.
Sabah Zangeneh – Energy Affairs Expert

New Strategy of Hebrew-Arab-Western Front in Syria

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

Reasons & Objectives behind Resumption of Lebanon Protests

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

Turkey and Syria’s Strategic Operations in Idlib

Strategic Council Online: A Middle East analyst brought up the importance of Syrian army’s success in liberating Ma’arat al-Numan, Khan Tuman and areas of Idlib, saying the most difficult operation is Operation Idlib because it seems that there is a serious disagreement on military operations of Syria and Russia with Turkey in this region and the two sides have different strategies.

New Lebanese Government and Internal, External Obstructions

Strategic Council Online: A professor of international relations says the new Lebanese government and the changes considered are in line with the demands of the people and protesters and stressed: “In the current situation, returning security and stability to Lebanon is very difficult.”

‘Club of Sanctioned’ Initiative to Counter US Sanctions

Strategic Council Online: In case of establishment of the ‘Club of Sanctioned’ the effectiveness of the sanctions tools, including synergies between the economies of the sanctioned countries, by using techniques such as expanding multilateral pacts, creating alternative financial messengers for SWIFT and initiating new financial platforms make these countries immune from US trade sanctions.

– Seyyed Mohammad Reza Mousavi / Political Economy Researcher, Office of Economic Diplomacy Studies, Imam Sadegh University
– Amir Hossein Arabpour / International Political Marketing Researcher, Office of Economic Diplomacy Studies, Imam Sadegh University

Strategic Implications of Lt. General Suleimani’s Martyrdom

Strategic Council Online: An expert on strategic issues said that what was not included in the US calculations was the impact of Commander Suleimani’s martyrdom which simultaneously created a dramatic and unimaginable resurgence in all domestic, regional and trans-regional trends.

Prospects of Government Formation in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online: An international relations professor, referring to efforts to form a government by Hassan Diab in Lebanon, said: “If a government is formed in the first step that will take at least a month, the government will have changes again because the Lebanese conditions are not such to be resolved immediately.

Algerian Protests Outlook

Strategic Council Online: An analyst on African and West Asian affairs, referring to Algeria’s presidential election and the subsequent unrests, said the opposition’s capacity was not big enough to accomplish their goals behind the protest rallies; so it seems that the government would eventually succeed in forcing the opposition to stop their demonstrations first by giving them promises and then by threatening them.