Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and the P5+1 group of countries still face differences on some issues pertaining to the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, as an extended deadline set to reach a final deal approaches.
Mr. Gavin Rees shared his viewpoints with us about the rise of the terrorist group ISIS in the Middle East and the media coverage of its dreadful activities, the approach of the corporate media towards the conflicts of the Middle East and also Iran’s nuclear program.
Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri
It seems that the current approach taken by Saudi Arabia toward Yemen and the suffering of Yemeni people are the result of an epidemic of “aggression virus,” which was transferred at international level and into the Middle East region after the United States attacked Iraq. On the other hand, silence of regional and international organizations on the issue of aggression has helped further spread of this lethal virus to more countries.
Fundamental trust of Arabs and Iranians toward each other with Arabs avoiding any effort aimed at promoting Iranophobia and extremism and avoiding recourse to transregional actor and security institutions to establish security in the geopolitical domain of Iran-Arab interactions in the light of the Iran deal should be considered an inevitable requisites for the promotion of regional development and creation of a good neighborly environment.
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
We are now at a critical decision moment in the nuclear talks and with sufficient political will and prudent diplomacy on the part of negotiating parties, we are likely to witness a historic breakthrough that will hopefully spell the end of the oppressive and unjust sanctions on Iran and the onset of a brand new chapter in Iran's relations with the Western world.
Ardeshir Zarei Ghanavati
Unprecedented spread of terrorist operations across the world by such Islamist fundamentalist groups as the ISIS, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, al-Nusra Front and al-Shabab has turned into a global threat during recent years. The powerful countries in Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as the United States only came to realize this issue after such groups extended the reach of their extremism and recruitment of members to the borders of the Western countries.
It is evident that resolution of these two issues within coming days and in a way that would lead to a win-win game for both sides, would maintain discourse-based balance in Iran and will also pave the way for the implementation of a possible comprehensive agreement over Iran's nuclear program.
Seyyedeh Motahhareh Hosseini
In this way, since Caucasus is surrounded by Muslim countries where fundamentalist ideas are getting stronger than any time before, there is no doubt that fertile grounds for geopolitical tension in Caucasus will continue to increase in number and intensity.
Moscow has been trying to take a multi-vectoral and pragmatic approach to versatile conditions in the Middle East in order to maintain a certain level of relations “with all parties” to guarantee some of its interests and gradually boost its influence. An example of this approach has been evident in Russia’s interactions with Saudi Arabia.
Kurds are among one of those peoples in the world that despite considerable population and independent ethnic and cultural identity do not have an independent country. The Kurdish nostalgia, therefore, has been always a dominant feature among Kurdish groups in the region, but conditions characterizing political geography of the Middle East have not allowed Kurds to make their dream of creating a Greater Kurdistan come true. Developments in Iraq subsequent to the occupation of this country by the United States have not only had profound effects on Iraq, but also on Kurdish groups in the neighboring Syria, Turkey and Iran.