Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert of the Middle East affairs commented on the recent efforts made by UAE to preserve its relations with Washington and simultaneous expansion of ties with Tehran and Tel Aviv and said:” UAE tries to use its relations with Iran as a leverage in line with its interests with Israeli regime and the U.S. and employs its relations with Tel Aviv and Washington as a leverage versus Iran in order to keep all parties.
Tag: Qasem Mohabeli
Strategic Council Online—Interview: Former director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Middle East, while referring to the tensions in the relations between Riyadh and Beirut which resulted in the resignation of the Lebanese foreign minister, said if interests of Saudi Arabia are secured in the composition of the next Lebanese cabinet, the pressure would decrease and their policies will also change. Otherwise, he said, pressures will continue on Lebanon and they will create obstacles so as a stable government is not formed in Beirut.
Strategic Council Online: Pointing out to Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to form a cabinet, and appointment of Yair Lapid, leader of moderate Yesh Atid party to form the cabinet, a middle-east expert said Lapid has the support of 56 seats out of 120 Knesset MPs but in order to form his cabinet, he still needs to make a coalition with other parties.
Online Strategic Council—Interview: An expert of Middle East issues referred to the approach by Benjamin Netanyahu the prime minister of the Zionist regime concerning the issue of revival of the nuclear deal and his efforts to obstruct the return of the US to the JCPOA, saying Netanyahu has always made efforts to exploit the intensification of conflict between Tehran and Washington to advance his own goals.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs predicted that a tense period is awaiting US-Saudi relations.
Strategic Council Online – The former Director-General of the Middle East Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that the interests of governments and regional powers in the Middle East are in conflict and trans-regional players too are not interested in its stability and security, said: In case relations with Saudi Arabia are organized through diplomacy and differences are resolved through negotiation it would help improve the two countries’ position in the world.
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 – 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.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs said: The main reasons for the six-month protest demonstrations against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are economic problems, issues caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus and the inefficiency of his government in resolving public problems.
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—Interview: An expert of West Asia issues says the Zionist regime and the United States are trying to create more opportunities for themselves to strengthen ties between countries such as the Azerbaijan Republic and the United Arab Emirates with Tel Aviv through heightening fear from Iran.
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 – Now that under the present situation of Palestine, the UAE and Bahrain have accepted Israel as a reality, under the US support, it is considered a clear betrayal of the Palestinian people and aspiration.
Qasem Mohebali – Expert on Middle East Affairs
Strategic Council Online – If the Zionist regime’s relations with the Arab world improve, Iran’s relations with the Arab states will be destroyed, and if Iran’s relations with the Arabs improve, Tel Aviv’s relations with the Arab capitals will be strained; In this case, the Arab states will return to their traditional policy that the Israeli regime is the enemy of the Arabs and the Palestinians.
Qasem Mohabeli – Middle East Affairs Expert