Strategic Council Online- Interview: Former Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon commented on the remarks made by Lebanese Prime Minister as saying Iranian fuel shipments imported by the initiative of Hezbollah was a breach of Lebanon’s national sovereignty, as completely biased and in line with meeting the West’s satisfaction. He added:” Having made a miscalculation, Lebanese Prime Minister conceives that such positions could minimize the pressures against Lebanon”.
Delay in payment of Iran’s contribution to the UN due to sanctions and passive position of the United Nations
Strategic Council Online—Editorial: Iran was one of the founding members of the United Nations and had direct involvement in drafting its Charter. Concepts such as justice and international law made their way to the UN Charter as the result of the contribution and cooperation among Iran and several other countries. Iran was among the first 50 states that participated in the San Francisco Summit in April 1945 and adopted the UN Charter. One of the other turning points in the relations between Iran and the United Nations at the beginning of the activity of this international institution was Iran’s negative stance on veto power and its opposition to the interference of international organizations in the domestic affairs of member states.
Abed Akbari—Expert of international issues
Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of European affairs says both the Republican and Democratic parties in the United States consider China and Russia as a big threat to the security and status of the United States in the global arena while European countries are trying to expand their relations with Moscow and increase their influence in that country in order to control Russia within its borders as it is a big neighbor of Europe.
Strategic Council Online-Editorial: With rising hopes for alleviating the Covid-19 outbreak, experts are studying the legacy and impact of this crisis on the global economy.
Iman Samadinia—researcher of the Economic Diplomacy Studies Office, University of Imam Sadeq (AS)
Strategic Council Online – If Britain withdraws from the European Union without an agreement, it will no longer be able to use the EU market and the two sides will have to negotiate customs tariffs. In such a situation, trade barriers will be built in the ports of both sides, which will make the entry and exit of goods difficult and will affect the price trend.
Morteza Makki – European Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is in a very difficult situation so that on the one hand he must be able to advance the Brexit negotiations and on the other hand he must deal with the consequences of the coronavirus disease. The combination of these two issues has created difficult conditions for Boris Johnson and the advancement of his plans in Europe and the world. At the same time, these conditions provide a special opportunity for Iran to forge industrial-economic cooperation with the United Kingdom by getting the desired concessions.
Morteza Makki – Expert on European Affairs
Strategic Council Online: Citing international developments in the post-Corona era, an international affairs analyst said: “It seems that the outbreak of the Coronavirus will lead to substantial changes in various global arenas, the culmination of which is already clear.”
Strategic Council Online: Service sector activists are the most important victims of the Corona crisis, with more than one-sixth of those working in these sectors expected to lose their jobs.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher on Development Economics
Strategic Council Online: Leaving the European Union is not easy and for long years London will be facing complex negotiations ahead. Britain will lose the benefits it has had in agreements with the European Union and EU partners.
Abed Akbari – European Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: Commenting on the US economy, a top expert on strategic issues, citing Washington’s 27 per cent budget deficit, said: “There is a significant risk to the US economy, and the important thing is that an outlook for a recession in the US economy has been created. And this has caused whispers of a recession not only in America but also in some European countries.”