Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of West Asia issues says the Zionist regime and the United States are trying to create more opportunities for themselves to strengthen ties between countries such as the Azerbaijan Republic and the United Arab Emirates with Tel Aviv through heightening fear from Iran.
Strategic Council Online: Turkey is like a bone in the throat of Europe, especially France, which can neither deal with it seriously nor get rid of it.
Dr Abdolreza Farajirad – Expert on Geopolitical Affairs
Strategic Council Online: Editorial—Under the present circumstances, we may witness once again a crisis in the formation of the Lebanese cabinet. With increasing foreign interference in Lebanon, it seems this crisis would be extended and prolonged more than the previous occasions as each of the foreign players are seeking to advance their own objectives and want to set the pieces of government in their own favour. This is while Lebanon is not a country to be settled with instruction issued from abroad.
Hossein Ajorloo – Expert of Middle East affairs
Strategic Council Online – A senior analyst at the Watson Institute Brown University says why the US election would not be predictable until the last hours and the 2020 election could be unprecedented in US history. In an interview with the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations website, Charles Freeman also answered questions about the White House’s behind-the-scene goals in activating the trigger mechanism against Iran and the consequences of the normalization of relations between the Arab states and the Zionist regime in regional arrangements.
Strategic Council Online-Editorial: The Islamic Republic of Iran has tried to challenge imperialistic and hegemonic policies through establishing regional links in order to put an end to the hegemony of the US and other imperial powers in the West Asia region.
Jafar Qannadbashi-expert of Middle East issues
Strategic Council Online – The most likely scenario Lebanon is presently faced with is not to allow the prime minister proposed by Michel Aoun to form government in the absence of the consent of Saad Hariri, Fouad Siniora and Samir Geagea, and finally, with the widening of political vacuum, the Lebanese President will be forced to appoint Saad Hariri to form the government.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Expert on Middle East Affairs
Strategic Council Online – A university professor, saying that Macron is trying to revive again France’s sphere of influence and historical role in West Asia, noted that if French policies are pursued in this region independent of the US, it could have an achievement for the foreign policy of this country. But, France does not have the power to act indepedntly of the US.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asian affairs underlined the importance of the meeting between Ismail Haniyeh and Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, saying: The betrayal the UAE regime committed in normalizing relations with the Zionist regime caused some kind of unity and cohesion among Palestinian groups.
Disclosure of Zionist Regime’s Relations with UAE, Bahrain Aimed at implementing ‘Deal of the Century’
Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asian affairs said the US and the Zionist regime have a set of personal and short-term goals in exerting pressure on countries on the southern shores of the Persian Gulf to normalize relations with that regime while seeking to consolidate their presence in the middle term and changing different equations and invasions with various economic and military mechanisms in the long run.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.