Strategic Council Online: A university professor cited Moscow’s announcement that Khalifa Haftar has left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement with the Libyan National Unity Government, saying: “Until the Arab countries are convinced that Khalifa Haftar will have the upper hand in the agreements to be reached, they will not be willing to allow him to agree to a ceasefire.”
Strategic Council Online: With stability gradually returning to Syria, the countries at war with Syria are now struggling to make a contribution to rebuilding the country and at the same time reap the economic benefits.
Mohammad Lahooti – President of the Iranian Export Confederation
Strategic Council Online: An expert on African affairs says the proxy war in Libya has somehow started with the intervention of the regional states, mainly the Arab states. He considers the ineffectiveness of the National Unity Government a means to further intensify the provocative efforts of Khalifa Haftar, emphasizing that in these circumstances, one cannot virtually draw a good perspective for the future of the Libyan government.
Strategic Council Online: Norway’s ambassador to Iran said, unfortunately, unilateral US sanctions after the Iran Nuclear Agreement (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) made it difficult for Norway and Iran to cooperate in the field of energy.
“The Qatar crisis should not be considered in the context of conflict of interests of the countries involved in the crisis, because the main cause of the crisis is the historical background of the tribes in the region,” said the Director of Al Jazeera Center for Studies Mohammed Mukhtar al Khalil.
Strategic Council Online: The West, along with the UAE and Saudi Arabia, are behind General Khalifa Haftar in the Libyan unrest while Turkey, Qatar and the United Nations stand against him and support the legal rule of Fayez al-Sarraj.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – African Affairs expert
Strategic Council Online: The United Arab Emirates, as its name implies, consists of seven emirates with Dubai and Abu Dhabi being the most important ones; however, these two emirates have always had differences of views over the expansion of their domination and power inside and outside the country due to adopting opposite policies and tendencies.
Davoud Ahmadzadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: Libya has now been turned into a field for the rivalry of the regional and trans-regional powers. The plurality of power centres and domestic actors in the Libyan crisis, the multiplicity of interests in the neighbouring countries and in the international environment have created a complicated situation for the country.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – West Asian Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: The President of Strategic Council on Foreign Relations said illusionary Iranophobia made by the United States, with the cooperation of the Zionist regime, resulted not only in the plunder of the wealth of Arab states but also it produced the normalization of their relations with the Zionist regime.
Strategic Council Online: The annual meeting of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council, held in Riyadh on December 9 can be described as the most significant sign of divergence between Arab countries, especially Qatar with the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Davoud Ahmadzadeh- Middle East expert