Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says projects by the Israeli and Saudi Arabian regimes to portray Iran as a threat to the world have been falling flat over the past years.
More blameworthy is the administration's failure to enable Iran to access previously frozen oil revenues. Easy solutions to this problem have been on hand. The administration has lacked the political will to implement one of them. Perhaps it will find the will after November's US elections. The Joint Commission can be used to discuss and find solutions to implementation issues. These banking issues seem to me ripe for submission to the Joint Commission. Only good can come of that.
Hossein Mofidi Ahmadi
The failure of the recent coup attempt in Turkey and its comparison with the successful coup d'état staged by the Egyptian military can teach good lessons to political leaders in Ankara and across region. Perhaps the most important lesson of this coup attempt was that if a society chooses for parliamentary methods in order to pursue its goals, violent and non-civil actions would never succeed in that society.
The modern world needs to revise its treatment of the traditional world, which allows radical forces to justify violence regardless of their affiliations. If terrorism is bad, restricting it to Muslims and ignoring Christian and Jewish extremists would be bad on the same scale. As long as there is discrimination, intervention, occupation, plundering of the national riches of nations, and collusion between the West and a local minority that monopolizes power, there would be violence in the West, regardless of whether they call it terrorism or simple fighting.
Mohammad Ali Dastmali
AK Party, as a major social and political current, which has served as a big machine building its own cadre in various fields during past years, will thereafter try to get more active in the military field as well and inject part of its young and Islamist supporters into the ranks of the army and gendarmerie in order to make these institutions more uniform and controllable in the future.
It seems that the most important reason behind Iran’s success in establishing calm and stability and stopping the flow of terrorism through its borders is rooted in the way that Iran looks upon the issue of terrorism. Unlike the West and even regional countries, Iran does not believe that terrorism has its roots in the ideology of the Arab world, but maintains that Daesh and other terrorist groups are short-term phenomena mostly emanating from geopolitical issues and are a result of political crises as well as the waning power of nation-states in the region.
Although in the greater part of their remarks, senior officials of Iran and Turkey note that the two countries share common views on regional issues, the media war, which is going on between the two countries’ journalists, political elites and some middle-ranking officials, makes one believe that a full-fledged war is going on between the two countries.
The JCPOA will survive any political storm as long as it is in every party's best interest to pursue its full implementation. The future is unpredictable but as of today I can't see which state-party could reasonably have a real interest in scuttling the deal during the coming 9 years, even if opposition groups will likely try to undermine its implementation.
Analysis of Turkey’s botched coup attempt is very important not simply because of geographical and spiritual propinquity of this incident to our country as well as cultural, social, political, economic and security ties between Turkey and Iran, but also because of its regional consequences and its effects on Iran's interests and national security.
This reality is being gradually accepted in Russia that to do away with threats emanating from West’s military expansionism, there is no way but “resistance.” This is the same conclusion which had existed in Iran since past times and Iran’s emphasis on the necessity to maintain the “axis of resistance” in the Middle East has been, in fact, an effort to underline the need to oppose the domination of the West’s “language of force and threat” on the region.