Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated that the recent movements in Iraq show that ISIS has a serious presence in regions among Kirkuk, Diyala and Salah-Adin provinces, a university professor said:” with mounting dissatisfactions in Iraq and the weakness of the central government in the country, the possibility to recruit forces and re-organization by ISIS as well as other terrorist groups will increase.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of West Asia affairs, explaining the new US strategy in Iraq after troop withdrawal, said: The United States seeks to change the military, security, and political arrangements in Iraq and build capacity for a possible normalization of Baghdad’s relations with the Zionist regime.
Strategic Council Online: President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations presented Iran’s views on resolving the crises in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan and in fighting terrorism.
Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert of Middle East affairs commented on the action taken by British government in enlisting Palestinian Hamas group among terrorist groups and said:” The recent measure taken by British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s government in putting Hamas Movement among terrorist organizations show that British government in unison with the Zionist lobby, is following up confrontation with the world of Islam”.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: Former head of the Logistics Headquarter of Afghanistan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that the Taliban is now only thinking of consolidating its international position; said: So far, there is no evidence of the efforts of the leaders of that group to create an inclusive government with the presence of all ethnic groups.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Afghanistan issues says on the reasons behind the decision by Joe Biden to withdraw military forces from Afghanistan by September that “it seems the main reason behind this decision is the prolongation of the presence of the US in Afghanistan as the US is present there close to two decades and in the meantime, various administrations in America have failed to realize the slogans they cried in these years.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Zionist regime’s affairs said that with Netanyahu stepping down from power, we will be witness to a new era in Israel, adding: The nature of this regime is based on occupation and terror, and the doing trips will only affect its severity. The decline of this power is also due to the approach and weakness of the prime minister, and certainly the intensity of occupation and terrorism was at its peak during Netanyahu era.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A member of the academic staff of the University of Tehran says the Zionist regime is the proxy of the US Army in the Mediterranean, adding the fact that Israel is a garrison regime should be demonstrated to the world so that not only the void Western propaganda is neutralized but also reconciliation with the garrison regime and its promotion are not considered an advantage.
Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the Center for Strategic Studies, referring to the threats mentioned in the interim national security document of the Biden administration, said: This document emphasizes the competition between the great powers and the threat of changing the distribution of power in the international system and in the US foreign policy, unlike in the past, terrorism and extremism are no longer the primary threat to the US national security.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: Former Iranian ambassador to Ireland says Europe had a coordinating rather than determining role in the conclusion of the nuclear deal—JCPOA—and the behavior and performance of Europe towards Iran at the present time is not that much different from Trump period in structural terms as Europe remains under the influence of the United States.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on geopolitical affairs commenting on NATO cooperation with Arab states, especially those in the Persian Gulf, said: Countries such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia since their independence had been under British tutelage and were totally dependent on that country and after Britain withdrew from east of the Suez Canal, the United States replaced it. In fact, the Arab states of the Persian Gulf think that by setting up their bases Western countries would provide them with security, but this is not the case, as we see today that Saudi Arabia is the target of the Yemeni missiles.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A university professor says re-stationing of American military personnel in Iraq, giving legitimacy to their presence and weakening the status of Hashd al-Shabi in Iraq are the main objectives of NATO’s decision to increase the number of its military forces in Iraq by eight times, adding that if there is no serious determination by foreign players to make Iraq insecure, Iraqi forces can guarantee security in the fight against terrorism.
Strategic Council Online – Although for a long time, governments were the most important and only players in international politics and power was the first and most important determinant of international equations, in recent decades and with the emergence of non-governmental players, we have been witness to their role-playing.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on International Affairs
Legacy of Martyr Soleimani; Axis of Resistance, New Political-Security Structure & Special & Lasting Military Command
Strategic Council Online – Special Assistant to the IRI Parliament Speaker for International Affairs, stating that General Soleimani was able to launch new political-security arrangements in the region called “Axis of Resistance”, noted: “Using the capacity of diplomacy and personal power in negotiations with all foreign parties, has left another unique policy in the field of negotiations from General Soleimani.”
Spread of religious extremism in France, a consequence of hardship and discrimination against Muslims
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of European affairs says experience has it that measures taken by the French government and other European governments in creating restrictions for Muslims have not resulted in the weakening of the faith of Muslims but have disrupted the climate of peace and reconciliation between Muslims and other citizens in Europe.
Strategic Council Online – Biden believes in the threats that Trump has made to US interests and national security over the past four years, such as threats to Iran, China, North Korea, or the threat posed by terrorism, but believes that the approach to face such threats is multilateral. That is to say, he will try again to revive transatlantic relations, including relations with Europe, whether, within the NATO, the European Union or bilateral relations, and also will advance the issue of Iran and Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) within the framework of the same JCPOA mechanism.
Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on American Affairs
Strategic Council Online: An expert on political economy said that until now the treasury of the Persian Gulf Arab states was the unofficial treasury of the Americans, adding that this type of funding will practically be cut with the falling oil prices because the Arab states themselves are faced with budget deficits and cannot afford supporting US terrorist schemes in the region.
Strategic Council Online: An expert on Middle East affairs said that the ceasefire agreement between Russia and Turkey is more likely to be in Syria’s favour. He said, given Turkey’s plight in Syria as well as the capability of the Syrian government and army to drive foreign forces out of their country, Turkey has to accept a new agreement.
Strategic Council Online: An expert on Turkish issues has called Ankara’s policies toward Syria “ambitious” and said that under the current conditions Turkey faces challenges in the field of terrorism, the Syrian refugee crisis and the Kurdish separatism near its border that may face its internal security with a challenge.
Strategic Council Online: An expert on European affairs, referring to a quartet summit of Europe and Turkey on Syria on the sidelines of the NATO summit in London, said: Turkey has been seeking a series of political concessions over developments in northern Syria in recent years.