Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the scale of imprudence on the part of Saudi authorities in dealing with the recent crush that occurred in Mina near the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca is unacceptable.
Daesh-making and Daesh-ism as a way of thinking represent an extremist way of thinking, which has a desecuritizing effect and whose ensuing risks pose growing threats to international and regional security day after day. The effects of this way of thinking have influenced remarkable structures, actors, players, governance spheres, as well as political, racial and identity frontiers in international arena.
It seems, however, that there is a great number of intelligence and analytical propositions available with regard to the Mina incident right now, which prove that it is different from incidents that took place in previous years. For example, there are many media and intelligence reports that prove suspicious and out of the ordinary nature of this year’s Hajj incidents.
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī and popularly known as Mowlana was born in Balkh (then a city of Greater Khorasan in Persia), on September 30, 1207. His impact on philosophy, literature, mysticism and culture, has been so deep throughout Central Asia and most Islamic countries that almost all religious scholars, mystics, philosophers, sociologists and others have referred to his verses during all these centuries, since his death. Each year on December a religious celebration is held at the site of Rumi's tomb, to which tens of thousands of pilgrims come.
Hamid Reza Dehghani-Poudeh
The catastrophic incident at Mina is an incident, which has shocked the world’s public opinion and has elicited widespread critical reactions in many Islamic countries, especially in Iran. In reality, holding of Hajj rituals has been characterized by regrettable and bloody incidents in consecutive years and it is necessary to think about an effective and rapid solution to prevent repetition of such incidents or, at least, reduce their frequency.
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Warmly greeted as the hero of Iran nuclear agreement that has (hopefully) resolved one of the most vexing international issues, Iran's President delivered a powerful and dignified speech before the General Assembly on Monday (September, 28th 2015) that resonated with the current mood in the international community in favor of civil and diplomatic resolution of disputes instead of resorting to violence and war.
For many years, the Middle East and Africa are considered as one region in many divisions of geographical regions. However, it was difficult in the past to establish a meaningful relationship between these two regions because people in large parts of the Middle East lived in the lap of luxury while African people were plagued with endless woes. However, as time goes by similarities between the Middle East and Africa increase more and more. The following report is an effort to shed light on the expanding similarities between these two regions and their consequences for Iran.
One of the main goals of the strategy pursued by the United States and its allies in the Middle East following withdrawal of the American forces from the region has been to form a new current known as the “Third Force.” This force was supposed to replace the US ground forces in the Middle East. To achieve this goal, three models have been designed so far, but all of them have failed in practice.
Mohammad Ali Sobhani
It seems that some form of indirect coordination is taking shape between Russians and the United States on Syria, and common grounds have been found between the two sides through a few rounds of talks between their foreign ministers as well as during contacts between the two countries’ ministries of defense.
Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been able to bolster national pride of his people by showing firmness in the case of Ukraine and increase domestic support for his government, is currently trying to play a more active role in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa, to both expand his sphere of influence and block unrestrained advances of the West, topped by the United States. In doing this, we are now witness to Russia playing an active role in the Syrian crisis.