Strategic Council Online – Secretary of the Policy Council of the Anti-Sanctions Club, emphasizing the need for practical actions by the 16 member states of the Anti-Sanctions Coalition, said: If this coalition is the beginning of a serious new movement and help other measures to counter sanctions, it is useful; the coalition should be able to hold a summit at the level of heads or foreign ministers and then reach a structure and organization, not just issue a concluding statement.
Strategic Council Online – Note: Given Europe’s coordination with Biden’s administration, the West, including Europe and the United States in general, is likely to pursue a common policy toward Venezuela.
Dr. Hadi Aalami Fariman – Expert on Latin America affairs
Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs, referring to the positions of some countries on the need for cooperation of US-sanctioned countries, said: The far-reaching effects of US sanctions on countries, especially during the Coronavirus epidemic, have shaped an international movement to criticize sanctions.
Strategic Council Online – Professor of the Department of American Studies at the University of Tehran called the decisions of Trump administration in foreign policy as confusing and unpredictable, and said: The most important legacy of the four-year Trump administration, for both the Democrats and the Republicans, is to accept the bitter fact that the United States can no longer maintain its policy of global supremacy alongside domestic economic stability.
Strategic Council Online—Editorial: Bloomberg recently published a report on the end of remarkable growth in the production of shale oil by the United States; of course, the reduction of shale oil production is not a new phenomenon. It actually began several months ago. However, the recent report indicates a rapid reduction at a level some analysts cannot envisage a growth in the shale oil production even for the year 2023.
Reza Majidzadeh-Economics researcher
Strategic Council Online –An expert on international affairs referred to the reciprocal sanctions between Russia and the European Union and said: In addition to the Crimea issue, espionage and anti-espionage activities have prevented Europe from approaching Russia, although Russia was trying to improve its relations with Europe but was not successful and still the relations are faced with serious challenges.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: The present conditions in Latin America suggest that the leftist movements now have the possibility of revival in this region, a university professor said, adding that such a possibility has been provided not only for domestic conditions but also for the weakening US position as a superpower.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst at the Center for Strategic Studies of President’s Office described confusion and disturbance as the hallmarks of the Trump administration’s foreign policy, saying his term in the area of foreign policy was a complete failure for the United States.
Strategic Council Online – Foreign policy of each country has a clear framework. This framework has principles and goals that are shaped on the basis of values of that country and also have a definition of concepts that the total of all these cases forms a paradigm. In fact, within this context, there is a paradigm that shapes the strategies of each country in foreign policy, and tactics and techniques are considered a subset of these strategies. This is the rule that applies today to all countries, including Iran.
Dr. Saeed Jalili – Member of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations
Strategic Council Online: The latest example of the international community’s opposition to US unilateral sanctions can be seen in the unanimous view of BRICS foreign ministers who have called for the lifting of such sanctions.
Dr. Ali Karbalai Hosseini – International Law Researcher
Strategic Council Online: A university professor, referring to a series of recent US actions in Venezuela said: “The United States has come to the conclusion that Venezuela is a weak link it can use for foreign policy achievement, and with the focus on Venezuela, Washington may topple Maduro in a quasi-coup in the remaining few months.”
Strategic Council Online: The Saudi-Russian agreement on oil output cut has revived the role of the United States, which was being forgotten as a result of falling oil prices and the lack of economic efficiency in shale oil extraction, and the United States is effectively playing an influential role in the global oil market.
Sabah Zanganeh – Expert on International Affairs
Strategic Council Online: In case of establishment of the ‘Club of Sanctioned’ the effectiveness of the sanctions tools, including synergies between the economies of the sanctioned countries, by using techniques such as expanding multilateral pacts, creating alternative financial messengers for SWIFT and initiating new financial platforms make these countries immune from US trade sanctions.
– Seyyed Mohammad Reza Mousavi / Political Economy Researcher, Office of Economic Diplomacy Studies, Imam Sadegh University
– Amir Hossein Arabpour / International Political Marketing Researcher, Office of Economic Diplomacy Studies, Imam Sadegh University
Strategic Council Online: Former Iranian ambassador to Venezuela, referring to the country’s rich oil and natural resources, said Russia and China have great interests in Venezuela and if the current situation continues there, it could turn into a war between the major powers.
Strategic Council Online: The United States is currently trying to somehow cripple the economic structure of Venezuela through the integrated sanctions system, prompting the people to revolt and overthrow Nicolas Maduro and bring the opposition to power.
Hadi Alami Fariman – Latin American Affairs expert
Strategic Council Online: President Trump late Monday signed an executive order freezing all government assets and prohibiting transactions with it, unless specifically exempted, the first action of its kind against a government in the Western Hemisphere in more than 30 years. The move places Venezuela on a par with North Korea, Iran, China, Syria and Cuba, the only other countries currently under such illegal US sanctions.
Azam Golmohammadi – Expert on Human Rights Affairs