Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Iraq affairs, referring to some issues of concern to Tehran and Baghdad raised during the visit of the Iraqi National Security Adviser to Iran, said that withdrawal of the Americans from that country can help improve security situation in Iraq and limit the ISIS. Unfortunately, he said what has overshadowed common security issues between Iran and Iraq is the continued presence of US forces in Iraq.
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Strategic Council Online – The American adventurism in Iraq is not over and in the latest destructive measure, the US Treasury Department has boycotted Faleh al-Fayyad, the commander of the Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi, on the pretext of human rights violations!
Hamid Khoshayand – International affairs analyst
Strategy Council Online – A Middle East expert said: “Some speculations suggest that with the rise of Joe Biden in the United States, we may see an acceleration of the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq and some other countries in the region.”
Strategic Council Online – Despite warnings, Ronald Trump intends to reduce the number of American troops from Afghanistan and Iraq ahead of the deadline. He wants to be still influential in foreign and security policy, and intends to constrain his successor, Joe Biden. Withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, without coordination and acceptance of the responsibility, could have dangerous consequences for the region as well as for the European allies of the US.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on International Affairs
Strategic Council Online—Interview: With Joe Biden in the White House as the President of the United States, Iraq’s government inclination towards Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt will be reduced or disrupted, says an expert of West Asia affairs.
Strategic Council Online – Al-Kazemi’s stances reflect his outlooks and political vision about the United States. Some believe that the Americans hope that with Al-Kazemi as Iraq’s prime minister, relations with the US are set to expand and the scope of criticism of the United States inside Iraq will decrease; But we should not overlook the subsequent developments in Iraq; because next year elections will be held and Al-Kazemi himself, as a statesman, has plans for his political future, and is probably thinking of creating a political faction or party.
Siamak Kakai – Iraqi Affairs Expert
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 – The Iraqi Prime Minister has called on Donald Trump to withdraw his forces from the country as soon as possible, because the possibility of a violent conflict between the Iraqi people and American troops has greatly increased. In other words, the withdrawal of 2,000 American troops will be a prelude to the complete withdrawal of these forces from Iraq.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Researcher on West Asian Issues
Strategic Council Online – In addition to the Islamic Republic of Iran, the new Iraqi government seeks to establish new relations with countries in the region and beyond, in which countries such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the Persian Gulf states are given priority.
Siamak Kakai – Iraqi Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online – At present, the US goal of maintaining presence in the Kurdish regions of Syria is to extract oil and gas, but the question is whether it is possible to implement this agreement and if so, how long will it continue, because the situation in the region is very sensitive and it cannot be assumed that if the Kurds dominate an area, they can use the resources and reserves there as they wish.
Reza Mirabian – Middle East Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online – Referring to the dissatisfaction of the United States and certain regional states with the deepening of Iran-Iraq relations, a West Asian affairs expert said: Mr Al-Kazemi’s visit to Tehran at the head of a high-level delegation and high-level meetings held between the two sides show the determination of the parties to continue and consolidate cooperation at various levels as a top priority on the agenda.
Strategic Council Online – In the negotiations between the United States and Iraq in recent weeks, a reduction of American forces in Iraq has been emphasized and it has been decided that the withdrawal of these forces will take place in the coming months; but because the term “reduction of forces” has been used, this can be interpretive.
Siamak Kakai – Iraqi Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: Following the formation of Mustafa al-Kazemi’s government Iraq today is sailing on a boat that will inevitably have to cross a large whirlpool much of whose potential is secured outside the borders. Perhaps the only force that can ensure the safety of this boat and its successful passage is the cooperation and unity of Iraqi parties and the patience of the Iraqi people to resolve the situation in their country, at the beginning of which putting government organizations and institutions in order is among the most infrastructural affairs.
Jafar Qanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: The new Iraqi government is facing several challenges, while the economic situation in Iraq is not favorable due to the decrease in oil prices and the economic situation Iraq has been facing in the past.
Siamak Kakai – Expert on Iraqi Affairs
Strategic Council Online: US officials have witnessed a series of open and clandestine steps to launch anti-Iranian movements in Iraq that have not only led to serious setbacks but have also resulted in the expulsion of US troops from Iraq.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: An international relations professor says the Americans have a number of plans to boost their presence in Iraqi Kurdistan. “America has come to the conclusion that it is more desirable for them to be in Iraqi Kurdistan than Baghdad and its green zone.”
Strategic Council Online: Former Iranian ambassador to Iraq says the United States and Israel are seeking disintegration of the regional countries, adding that the formation of new regions is different from Iraq’s breakdown. There are analyzes that creation of these regions could disintegrate Iraq, but it is not a simple matter and no one can divide Iraq, he said.
Strategic Council Online: The most important key obstacle for Americans leaving Iraq is the absence of a strong government in the country at the current juncture. The incumbent government has been severely weakened by the recent US-led turmoil and does not have the authority required to decide about territorial integrity and respect for national sovereignty in Iraq.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – Middle East Affairs expert