Tag: maximum pressure policy

White House Goals behind Accusing Iran, Russia, China of interfering in US Protests

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.

US Efforts to Extend Iran’s Arms Embargo and What We Should Do!

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.”

Failure of US Strategy to Isolate Iran Diplomatically

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.”

US Strategy to Abuse JCPOA

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.

Impact of November Election on US-Iranian Relations

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

Goals of Pompeo’s Saudi Visit

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.