Strategic Council Online – “The purpose of the US presence in Iraq is to support Israel’s freedom of action in the region and to contain Iran,” said a West Asian affairs analyst. He added domination over Iraq and utilization of its capacities in line with hostility towards its neighbors will never serve the satisfaction of the neighbouring countries, religious authorities and Iraqi politicians.
Strategic Council Online: One of the major challenges of the new Iraqi prime minister is his foreign policy in dealing with important regional and international actors. In particular, the shape of Baghdad’s relations with Tehran and Washington will be of great importance in determining the stability and continuity of the government of Mohammad Tawfiq Hussein Allawi.
Sayyid Reza Ghazvini Gharabi – Iraqi Affairs Analyst
Strategic Council Online: The escalation of Washington’s strict policies against Iran and Turkey over the past year has made the two neighboring countries more resolute in further strengthening their relations.
Siamak Kakaie – Turkey Affairs Expert