Tag: Security Council

Proportional, Reciprocal Response to Nuclear Terrorism

Strategic Council Online – The sabotage at Natanz nuclear facility is, in view of the head of Iran Atomic Energy Organization, tantamount to “nuclear terrorism” and according to the available signs and evidences, the finger of blame has been pointed at the Zionist regime; now the question is what is the proportional and reciprocal response to this terrorist movement and what dimensions can it have?
Dr. Ali Karbalaei Hosseini – International Law Expert

Iran-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, a Model for Club of Sanctioned States

Strategic Council Online – A university faculty member said that the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Iran and China can neutralize unilateral sanctions, adding: If member countries of the Sanctioned Club can define strategic relations between themselves, then they can formulate a long-term plan which requires initial preparation.

Saudi-West Coalition Concerned about Ansarollah’s Military Advances

Strategic Council Online – Without considering the ground realities in Yemen and without taking into account common concerns of Riyadh and Western capitals, it is not possible to understand the reasons for the change in propaganda and declared positions of Washington officials and their so-called peaceful movements in Yemen.
Jafar Qanadbashi – expert on the Middle East affairs

Importance, Necessity of Ending Yemen War; Responsibility of UN Security Council

Strategic Council Online – Positions and remarks of the officials of the new US administration show that the war in Yemen is one of the important topics on the agenda of the White House in the field of foreign policy. As US President Joe Biden described in his first foreign policy speech the Yemen war: “a war which has created humanitarian and strategic catastrophe. …This war has to end.”
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs

US Sanctions against Iran, a Tool or a Strategy?

Strategic Council Online – National governments and international institutions such as the United Nations and the European Union impose economic sanctions with an aim of forcing, deterring, punishing or discrediting entities that jeopardize their interests or violate the so-called international norms. In fact, the philosophy of the existence of sanctions is a tool for the punishment and consequently forcing the target country to change its behavior. Sanctions are generally seen as a low-cost, low-risk route, and in fact as a course between diplomacy and war.
Peyman Hassani – Researcher at the Office of Economic Diplomacy Studies, Imam Sadegh (AS) University

Strategic partnership of Moscow and Beijing, the outcome of the joint hostility of the US

Strategic Council Online: Editorial—In spite of Washington’s view that considers China and Russia as permanent threats that should be contained and insolated through the instrument of sanctions, Moscow and Beijing, on the other hand, have been pursuing a pragmatic approach based on realism to maximize their cooperation and relations with the West with the aim of neutralizing Washington’s isolation efforts.
Dr. Ahmad Vakhshiteh—Associate Professor, Eurasia National University

US Elections, an Opportunity to Change and Amend Wrong American Policies

Strategic Council Online: The “maximum pressure” that results in depriving the Iranian people of getting access to certain medicines and vital necessities or the assassination of the late Commander of Quds Force in clear violation of the UN Charter is just part of the crimes Donald Trump committed against Iran during his presidency. With the transition of power in the United States the best opportunity has been provided in order to make it up for the harms done and amend the wrong policies implemented by the US administration.
Dr. Ali Karbalaei Hosseini – Researcher of International Law

Impact of Normalization Agreement on Palestine Question

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

Scenarios before China-Russia Arms Deals with Iran

Strategic Council Online – If Joe Biden, Trump’s Democratic rival, wins the presidential elections, we will be witness to a different atmosphere in the arena of international relations and Chinese and Russian arms sales to Iran will be overshadowed by Biden’s return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Under such circumstances, Beijing and Moscow will sell conventional and limited arms to Iran more conveniently.
Rahman Qahramanpour – Senior Expert on Geopolitical Affairs

Iran and the US isolation in the General Assembly of the United Nations

Strategic Council Online-Interview: The United States is totally alone and isolated in its campaign against Iran, an expert of international relations said adding that “Iran, instead of engaging in direct confrontation with the US, incited in practice the global community against the US and so far, the US has been the loser of this confrontation.”

The JCPOA and the political and legal defeat of the US in the Security Council

Online Strategic Council-interview: An expert of international relations, while explaining various aspects of the new US letter to the UN to re-impose sanctions against Iran, said “it is surprising that this letter has been send to the UN totally irrespective of the reaction by the international community including the opposition of 13 of the Security Council members.”

Consequences of the US defeat in the Security Council

Online Strategic Council–editorial: Even though Donald Trump remains adamant in weakening international organizations with his unilateral thinking, the world stands united in recognizing the role of the United Nations and the Security Council in settling disputes. This seems to be a positive development.
Dr Abdorreza Farajirad- Geopolitical analyst

US Attempts to Activate Snapback Mechanism Meaningless

Strategic Council Online – A senior American university professor and expert on international affairs says US attempts to achieve the “snapback” mechanism aim to provoke Iran to leave the JCPOA before a possible Biden presidency so that the US could not come back into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Importance of JCPOA Joint Commission and Opposition to US Anti-JCPOA Efforts

Strategic Council Online – An international affairs analyst, referring to the features of the final statement of the meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission, said: Holding this meeting in these circumstances, as well as issuing a statement expressing the alignment of the members, was a positive step towards maintaining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action order and the international community’s opposition to US actions.

Implications of Lifting Iran Arms Embargo

Strategic Council Online – The opposition of Beijing and Moscow to Washington’s request to extend the arms embargo on Iran, i.e. giving a negative vote to the US draft resolution of the Security Council, indicates that these countries want to sell arms to Iran.
Amir Ali Abolfath – American Affairs Expert

Legal Reasons for US Humiliating Defeat in Security Council

Strategic Council Online – The United States suffered a humiliating legal defeat on August 14, 2020, when the Security Council did not adopt its proposal to extend specific arms embargoes on Iran, but what are the legal highlights of this failure?
Dr. Ali Karbalaei Hosseini – Researcher of International Law

Strategic Implications of US Attempt to Use Trigger Mechanism

Strategic Council Online – An international affairs analyst referring to the formation of the International Resistance Front against US unilateral action to activate the trigger mechanism, said: “The Trump administration intends to gamble big with the last leaf at its disposal, but up to this point the issue could be considered the second failure for the Trump administration in its recent campaign against Iran.”

Dimensions of US Confrontation with Russia, China at UNSC

Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of Shahid Beheshti University stated that the US action to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (also known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement) and challenge the Security Council in the form of “trigger mechanism” is in fact an action against the strategic interests of China and Russia. He said China’s renewed opposition to the United States in the Security Council; it has shown that US threats against China have not been effective.

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