Tag: Mohammed Bin Salman

Strategic targets behind Saudi military agreements with Greece

Strategic Council Online – Note: Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in his visit to Saudi Arabia signed two agreements on military cooperation between the two countries. According to the signed document, Greece is supposed to deliver one of the Patriot missiles received from the United States to Saudi Arabia, a move that could be the result of Saudi Arabia’s failure against Yemeni missiles and drones. The US-made Patriot anti-aircraft systems will be used to protect Saudi Arabia’s most important oil facilities, and the Greek systems will be used to protect other important military bases in that country. In recent months, Saudi Arabia has been under the burden of missile and drone strikes by the Yemeni armed forces and has never been able to thwart those attacks with its own defense systems.
Mahmoud Fazeli – analyst of international affairs

Internal Unrest, Potential for Major Socio-Political Developments in Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online – An analyst of West Asia affairs said that Saudi Arabia is the cradle of ISIS line of thinking and that Mohammed bin Salman’s approach to social reform is contradictory, adding: There is potentials for great socio-political changes in Saudi Arabia, but they have forcefully prevented this by spending huge money and through false propaganda.

Biden Administration and Downplaying Bin Salman’s Role in Khashoggi Murder

Strategic Council Online – A professor at the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, said: Despite some positions, Biden and the Democrats intend to soften the public mind about the crime of Khashoggi’s murder. This Biden’s move clearly demonstrates the Democrats’ cover-up policy, they are always hidden behind the words.

Yemen War; Strategic necessities and emergence of new power

Strategic Council Online – The start of Saudi Arabia’s military aggression against Yemen on March 25, 2015 and the unequal continuation of this war to the present time has led to the emergence of a huge swamp for the Saudi coalition after six years as such that the United States and the pro-Saudi coalition governments are desperately looking for a solution to this crisis. In fact, the main question will be whether the end of the Yemen war is a strategic necessity for the countries involved in this crisis or the political life of this crisis is nearing the end of its life?
Kourosh Salehi – International affairs expert

Hariri’s Trip to Qatar; Sign of Decline of Saudi Role in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs referred to the recent visit of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Qatar and said: Hariri’s visit to Doha and earlier to Abu Dhabi was aimed at gaining economic and political support from those countries and strengthening his position for the post of prime minister.

Aftershocks of US Elections on Relations with Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Saudi affairs said that Saudi Arabia and the United States are currently evaluating each other, adding: If Bin Salman cooperates with the United States in resolving the Yemen crisis, as such that Biden represents himself as the “savior of several nations,” Biden will also reduce his pressure in the field of Saudi domestic issues.

Hidden Targets of Biden’s Yemen War Policy

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs, commenting on the differences between US foreign policy towards Yemen during Donald Trump’s presidency and under Joe Biden, said: Biden’s policy on putting an end to the war in Yemen is not about human rights issues; rather what he follows in ending the war is to help its ally, Saudi Arabia, which is entrapped in that crisis.

Prospect of US-Saudi Relations under Biden Presidency

Strategic Council Online – A researcher at the Center for the Middle East Studies commenting on the challenges ahead for the Saudi government says with Biden coming to power, Saudi Arabia will no longer have the favourable position and special place it had in the Donald Trump administration.

Yemen; Battlefield of Biden and Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online-Opinion: Joe Biden will have no choice but to remove Ansarullah from the American list of terrorist groups in order to participate in the peace talks with Saudi Arabia in future.
Hassan Hanizadeh-Middle East expert

Saudi Arabia’s backtrack against Qatar

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of geopolitical issues says rapprochement between Qatar and other countries of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council and Saudi Arabia’s backtrack in its primary positions and conditions indicated the failure of Riyadh unilateralism.

Opportunities of cooperation between Iran, Pakistan and Turkey

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of the subcontinent issues says there is now an opportunity for Pakistan to return to the relations and cooperation it had in the past with Iran and Turkey within the framework of the regional cooperation organizations.

Dimensions of Joe Biden’s Middle East Policy

Strategic Council Online – Joe Biden, despite repeatedly emphasizing his support for Israel, opposes some of Trump’s unilateral actions on the issue of peace, the annexation of more territories in the West Bank, and calls for the US to return to the two-state solution.
Dr. Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on American Issues

US Attempt to Negotiate with Ansarollah a Success for the Resistance

Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asia affairs assessed the US letter to Ansarollah and the attempt to negotiate with them as a sign of the effectiveness of the Resistance and said: One of the factors that led Mohammed bin Salman to resort to the United States for putting an end to the war in Yemen is the issue of balance of power which has now changed in favour of Ansarollah.

Impediments to the official normalization of the relations between the Zionist regime and Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: Official normalization of relations between some Arab governments and the Zionist regime is an act of treason in the Muslim world; the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco are the pioneers of this hated policy and should shoulder the responsibilities of such normalization. The process of normalization and publicization of relations with the Zionist regime was not a stab from the back but a blade from the front on the body of Palestine—something that will not definitely remain unanswered by the public opinion of the Arab countries and Muslim world as well as the Palestinian resistance groups. According to a public opinion poll conducted by the Arabic Center of Political Research and Studies, based in Doha, 92 percent of the surveyed public opinion in the Arab world consider the Zionist regime as a threat to the security and peace of the region.
Hamid Khoshayand—International issues analyst

Saudi Efforts to Reduce Tensions in the Region & the Need for Qatar’s Vigilance

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.

Prospect of US-Saudi Relations under Biden

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs said that Saudi officials are concerned about the implementation of policies that would change the course of developments in the region to their detriment during the Biden era and expose the current precarious position of Riyadh in the region to further losses and shortcomings.

Saudi Arabia, the main loser of G20 Summit

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Persian Gulf studies says the recent G20 Summit meeting was held under circumstances in which many human rights groups had asked the G20 leaders to take the opportunity to put pressure on the Saudi regime for its grave violations of human rights.

Saudi-US Srategic Ties Under Question Under Biden Presidency

Strategic Council Online: Riyadh, being concerned about the weakening of its strategic relations with the United States under Biden’s presidency, is attempting to continue to portray Iran as an unstabilazer element and a threat to the security in the region by offering free concessions to the West, especially the US, by selling oil and consequently, large-scale military purchase in order to ensure the preservation of Riyadh’s strategic relations with Washington.

Joe Biden’s approach towards the Middle East

Strategic Council Online—Interview: The strategic approach of the United States towards the Middle East shall not undergo substantial changes during the Biden administration, an analyst of West Asia affairs said, adding that however, the tactical approach of Joe Biden would have fundamental differences with his predecessor.

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