Strategic Council Online—Interview: A professor of international law says the outgoing Secretary-General of the United Nations is primarily mandated to make efforts and take activities to provide and guarantee international peace and security.
Strategic Council Online – According to a decree issued by Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, the Palestinian elections are scheduled to be held in three stages in 2021. According to the decree, for the Palestinian Legislative Council (Parliament) the elections will be held on May 22, for the president of the Palestinian Authority on July 31, and for the Palestinian National Council on August 31, 2021. The results of the elections for the Palestinian Legislative Assembly will be the first stage in the formation of the Palestinian National Council, which will be completed after the elections in accordance with the statute of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and national reconciliation. This is an important and effective step towards establishing unification in Palestine. Announcement of the exact date for the election has been accompanied by movements in the diplomatic arena.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs
Effectiveness of Declaring Jurisdiction of Intl. Criminal Court to Deal with Crimes in Occupied Territories?
Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asia affairs said that the history of the Zionist regime is full of aggressive, terrorist and racist measures and it has so far paid no attention to UN resolutions, adding that declaring jurisdiction of the Criminal Court in dealing with crimes in Palestine, although psychologically significant, will have no tangible achievement for the Axis of Resistance, the Palestinian Resistance and the Palestinians.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of geopolitical affairs said: Joe Biden opposes Donald Trump’s policies towards Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian issue, and domestic opposition in Israel have acknowledged this and hope that by continuing protests and escalating pressures, Netanyahu would be ousted from power and be summoned to the court.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: It seems that the Biden’s administration would partly make efforts to compensate the misguided policies and blunders of the Trump’s administration in the Middle East, says the Director of Global Studies Program of the Center for Strategic Studies of presidency, adding that the Biden’s administration should try to choose policies which are acceptable for the majority of the countries of the region while do not aim to interfere in the domestic affairs of the regional countries.
Strategic Council Online – The US methods and incentives to sell arms to West Asia are more in line with building business for defense contractors than building security in West Asia.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on international affairs
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.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs said: The Islamic Republic of Iran has common interests, history and geography with its neighbors and does not want them to be harmed. Instead, Iran expects neighboring countries to have the same view towards Tehran.
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
Online Strategic Council—Interview: An expert of West Asia affairs says the link between the elements of “belief” and “the management Style of Soleimani” who had pinned his trust in God resulted in the defeat of Daesh.
Strategic Council Online – Former Middle East director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that the conflict in Western Sahara will not end easily, noted: It seems that under the current situation an opportunity has been created for the Moroccan government to make an exchange in return for official recognition of Israel and get concessions from the Trump administration at the end of his term for taking control over Western Sahara.
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
Assassination of more than 500 Muslim and Arab nuclear scientists and elite scholars by the Zionist regime
Strategic Council Online—Editorial: It has been reported that Mossad terrorists have assassinated more than 500 Muslim and Arab nuclear scientists and elite scholars in the past decades in view of the absolute silence of the authorities of the Zionist regime.
Hassan Hanizdeh, expert of Middle East issues
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.
Strategic Council Online-Interview: The recent tour by the outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of Europe and occupied Palestine aimed at creating obstacles for the Biden administration’s foreign policy in the region, says an expert of European affairs.
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.
Strategic Council Online: A university professor, stating that Saudi Arabia claims to have achieved concessions for the Palestinians, concessions that may never be realized in practice, said: Normalization of relations between Arab regimes and the Zionist regime will certainly not lead to lasting peace. Because, Palestine has simply turned into a scoring ground for other players and their issue has been ignored.