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.
Tag: normalization of relations
Strategic Council Online – The widespread reactions of the political authorities and the nations of the region to the signing of the plan to normalize relations between the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco with the Zionist regime in the closing months of 2020, in fact brought the future of this plan under question and raised this question that whether this normalization is a mere show and a ceremonial move, or in reality a strategic and sustained effort on the path of making peace between the Arabs and Israel.
Kourosh Salehi – International affairs analyst
Normalization of Morocco’s Relations with Zionist Regime; Turning Israel into a Security Threat to Algeria
Strategic Council Online – Morocco is the last country that has taken measures for normalization of relations with the Zionist regime. This country, along with Egypt, Jordan, the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan, is the sixth country in the Arab world that establishes diplomatic relations with Israel. In return for the normalization of relations, Morocco received recognition of possession of Western Sahara.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on international affairs
Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asia affairs said that a big part of the tourist travels of the Zionists to the United Arab Emirates, as well as holding Jewish festivities in Abu Dhabi, are a covering for espionage activities, adding: The Emiratis, by resorting to such measures, are trying to make the discussion over disclosure of their relations with the Zionist regime look normal at social levels.
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
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A former director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Saudi Arabia would not hesitate to seek support by the Zionist regime if Saudi authorities believe such support would help its rulers particularly Mohammad bin Salman to survive.
Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the University of Tehran on Palestinian studies, stating that Mahmoud Abbas exposed its real face by tilting towards the Zionist regime and all his previous actions were hypocritical, said: In a situation that they have raised the issue of annexation and normalization of relations and pushed it ahead, this action by the PA would make them more determined.
Online Strategic Council—Interview: An expert of Middle Eastern affairs says the recent visits by the US Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo to the occupied Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are merely aiming to create a united Arab front against the Islamic Republic of Iran and the resistance front in the Middle East.
Strategic Council Online – A former Middle East Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that a large part of Sudanese society is not yet ready to accept the normalization of relations with Israel. He noted: Given that this measure is unlikely to help solve Sudan’s living and economic problems, it after a while, this decision may become the source of internal disputes and conflicts in Sudan.
Strategic Council Online: The stance Kuwait has adopted in opposing the normalization of relations with the Zionist regime is important and has been more explicit than other Arab states, and the new Emir of Kuwait has explicitly stated that he will follow the policies of the late Emir in all cases, including the Palestinian issue.
Seyed Reza Mirabian – Expert on Middle East Affairs
Strategic Council Online – In their last week protests, the Sudanese people used the living conditions as a coverage for their protests against Sudan’s foreign policy, thus expressing their opposition to Sudan’s stance on normalization of relations with the Zionist regime.
Jafar Qanadbashi – Expert on Africa and Middle East Affairs
Strategic Council Online -interview: The people, religious establishment, parliament and political and resistance groups in Iraq are opposed to any probable normalization of relations with Zionist Regime, an expert of West Asia affairs says.