Strategic Council Online – Referring to the most important developments between Iran and the West in the year 1399 (2020-2021), an expert on Europe and America affairs said: All developments in 1399 in the field of Iran-West relations have been overshadowed by the Iran Nuclear Agreement (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – (JCPOA).
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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
Strategy Council Online – An expert on Europe affairs said that the Europeans considered the Iran Nuclear Agreement a great political and security achievement and for this reason stood up to Donald Trump’s position on withdrawing from what is also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
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
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.”
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.”
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
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).
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.
Strategic Council Online – Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt, are trying to pull Iraq from the ideological sphere to the atmosphere of Arab reaction in order to deepen the distance between Tehran and Baghdad politically and ideologically.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert
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
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 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.”
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.
Strategic Council Online – An international affairs analyst called the US failure to get the UN Security Council adopt an anti-Iran resolution one of the most obvious signs of the Trump administration’s political isolation in the international community. He considered this US move at the Security Council a tactical measure to open the way to resort to the “trigger mechanism”.
Strategic Council Online – After Donald Trump realized that he should not enter the Zionist regime’s game of military action against Iran, the regime’s coordination with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to intensify anti-Iranian actions has increased.
Dr. Seyed Jalal Sadatian – Analyst of Political and International Issues
Strategic Council Online: A professor of international relations referring to the US scenarios to block revocation of Iran’s arms embargo in compliance with Iran Nuclear Agreement, said: “With this action no reason would remain for Iran to stay committed to the agreement, also known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).” But the Europeans and China and Russia are reluctant to take any steps towards the collapse of the JCPOA. The Europeans do not want JCPOA’s remaining shell to collapse.
Strategic Council Online: Explaining the US efforts to release a UN Security Council resolution against Iran and activating the trigger mechanism, a university professor said: “A decisive response must be given to those who fully understand that their actions will not be without a cost, otherwise Biden’s victory in the presidential election would be more dangerous for Iran than Trump.”
Strategic Council Online: A university professor says the United States is trying to provide a legal argument that is purely political in nature, whereby to secure the short-term goal of extending Iran’s arms embargo. “If they fail to extend these sanctions, they will try to activate the trigger mechanism, if possible, so that if they could not use it during their term in office the next administration can use it.
Strategic Council Online: An international affairs analyst said Europe claims to be seeking a way to keep the Iran Nuclear Agreement alive by launching the trigger dispute mechanism. He said: “The reality is that if Europeans want Iran to unilaterally fulfill its JCPOA obligations, this would not be acceptable to Iran and continuation of the current trend by Europe may put an end to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.