Strategic Council Online – A faculty member said that Biden’s team have cleverly chosen a path different from the one followed by the Trump administration which sided with the Munafeqin (Mujahedin Khalq Organization) or the monarchists, adding: Advisers and members of the current administration do not have the relations that someone like Bolton had with the MKO and they have realized that the Munafeqin have no place inside Iran and do not enjoy a popular base.
Tag: maximum pressure policy
Strategic Council Online – Biden’s policy towards Iran and even the current European approach seem to be an imitation of Donald Trump’s approach which, with its insistence on maintaining maximum pressure and negotiating regional and missile issues in the agreement, raises the question of how there is any talk of reviving the JCPOA?
Abed Akbari – Expert on European affairs
Strategic Council Online – Referring to the most important developments between Iran and the West in the year 1399 (2020-2021), an expert on Europe and America affairs said: All developments in 1399 in the field of Iran-West relations have been overshadowed by the Iran Nuclear Agreement (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – (JCPOA).
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs, referring to the effects of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s strategic resistance to US maximum pressure, cited the weakening of the position of Mohammed bin Salman and Benjamin Netanyahu and the improvement of Axis of Resistance in the region as examples of the effects of this resistance.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Europe affairs said: The EU will definitely work in the future to persuade the United States to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and by providing credit line, economic incentives and close engagement and cooperation with China and Russia as Iran’s allies will continue to encourage Tehran to stay in the JCPOA.
Strategic Council Online – Iran’s presence and influence in the region, which is a constructive and stabilizing one that eliminates insecurity and panic, is one of the main red lines in compliance with safeguarding the strategic interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs believes that the position taken by the new US Secretary of State and White House spokesman that Iran should first return to its obligations in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and then wait for the lifting of the US sanctions will not be accepted by Iran. The modality of the US return to the JCPOA is the test the Biden administration is facing.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs said that the messages or impressions that recent Iranian military exercises sent abroad were different from many previous messages due to the multiplicity and variety of those exercises. Following the mentioned exercises, we witnessed the recent threatening statements of the military officials of the Zionist regime against our country’s nuclear facilities, which are aimed at creating psychological warfare and overshadowing the positive effects of those exercises on the Axis of Resistance in the region. Of course, they are well aware of the fact that their slightest insane move against the Islamic Republic of Iran will be suicidal and will hasten their destruction.
Strategic Council Online – Professor of the Department of American Studies at the University of Tehran called the decisions of Trump administration in foreign policy as confusing and unpredictable, and said: The most important legacy of the four-year Trump administration, for both the Democrats and the Republicans, is to accept the bitter fact that the United States can no longer maintain its policy of global supremacy alongside domestic economic stability.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on Saudi Arabia said that reducing tensions is the concurrent desire of the three countries of Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, said: The Saudi concern over the return of the United States to the Iran Nuclear Agreement (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and boosting Iran’s economic strength have prompted Riyadh to minimize tensions with the Arab and Sunni fronts before Trump leaves the White House and Biden takes over in order to confront Iran with a new lineup. But the important point in this regard is the vigilance of Qatar. In other words, Doha should be careful not to be caught by the Saudi conspiracy against Iran, which was beside Qatar during the difficult years of sanctions.
Strategic Council Online – Despite warnings, Ronald Trump intends to reduce the number of American troops from Afghanistan and Iraq ahead of the deadline. He wants to be still influential in foreign and security policy, and intends to constrain his successor, Joe Biden. Withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, without coordination and acceptance of the responsibility, could have dangerous consequences for the region as well as for the European allies of the US.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on International Affairs
Strategic Council Online – Foreign policy of each country has a clear framework. This framework has principles and goals that are shaped on the basis of values of that country and also have a definition of concepts that the total of all these cases forms a paradigm. In fact, within this context, there is a paradigm that shapes the strategies of each country in foreign policy, and tactics and techniques are considered a subset of these strategies. This is the rule that applies today to all countries, including Iran.
Dr. Saeed Jalili – Member of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations
Strategic Council Online – A professor of the University of Tehran noting that the claim of Iran’s intervention in the US protests could eventually end up in Tehran’s favor, said: “The White House officials want to question the legitimacy of the protests in the US by linking them to foreign countries. While doing so, they are attacking their own people and trying to put the blame on others by way of projection.
Strategic Council Online: Explaining the US efforts to release a UN Security Council resolution against Iran and activating the trigger mechanism, a university professor said: “A decisive response must be given to those who fully understand that their actions will not be without a cost, otherwise Biden’s victory in the presidential election would be more dangerous for Iran than Trump.”
Strategic Council Online: A university professor says the US administration has not been as successful in Iran’s diplomatic isolation as the economic sanctions. “The United States will do its best to implement this anti-Iran policy in the time left until the US presidential race.”
Strategic Council Online: A university professor says the United States is trying to provide a legal argument that is purely political in nature, whereby to secure the short-term goal of extending Iran’s arms embargo. “If they fail to extend these sanctions, they will try to activate the trigger mechanism, if possible, so that if they could not use it during their term in office the next administration can use it.
Strategic Council Online: Given the economic and social implications of the coronavirus in the United States, maybe it would be more attractive if Trump was defeated by his Democratic rival, Joe Biden. However, even if this would be the case given the US governing structure in practice, it is unlikely for Biden to be able to make effective changes in the US strategy towards the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Saeed Shokouhi – Faculty Member of Allameh Tabatabai University
Strategic Council Online: A university professor cited US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s goals behind his recent visit to Saudi Arabia, saying the trip was largely meant to prevent Iran from conducting bilateral talks with some countries in the region. He said the US wants to tell Saudi Arabia once again that it does not need to get closer to Iran because Washington will continue its policy of maximum pressure against Iran.