Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the long-term US plot for Western Asia is against the interests of all countries, particularly Iran and Russia, urging vigilance and close interaction to thwart the scheme.
The bloody and disastrous incidents of the black Friday on November 13, 2015, in Paris, once more underlined the need for profound and extensive rethinking and review of such concepts as global peace and international terrorism on the part of the West.
Political instability in Iraq and Syria can be considered as one of the most important reasons behind the rise of Daesh as the most powerful terrorist group in the world, so that, the possibility of Daesh getting active in other countries can be surmised on the basis of the political stability in those countries.
Seyed Ghasem Zakeri
Since the region is at the outset of a change-seeking movement, serious and fundamental reforms can serve as a major inhibitory factor in the face of the rising tide of chaos and future instability. Otherwise, the Middle East will see more crises and violence in the future and the escalation of the crisis will have its undesirable effects, because no country in the region would be immune to such problems.
The Vienna 2 conference on the future of Syria, which was held in the Austrian capital on October 30, 2015, was a step taken back by all players involved in the Syria crisis in order to get ready to move ahead, achieve a common understanding of the crisis, and begin a new process aimed at finding a political solution for the future of the country.
More than four years after the beginning of the ongoing crisis in Syria, which has led to enormous human casualties and destruction of the country’s infrastructure while causing millions of people to flee their homes, the United States and Western countries have finally made two strategic decisions.
Dr. Maloney tells Iran Review that even limited and imperfect negotiations between Iran and the United States help the two nations make headway and settle some of their longstanding disputes. She believes that the next U.S. President will come to accept the fact that the nuclear agreement with Iran is a done deal, and he would have to implement it.
The risk of accepting a nuclear deal with Iran would be only justifiable for the United States if it could actually lessen the challenges with which US is facing in the Middle East. This means that Iran must not define all its regional interests within the framework of a zero-sum game, in which it would consider anything beneficial to the United States as detrimental to itself. Iran, on the opposite, must change the game into a positive sum game by acting proportionate to conditions on the ground.
It seems that under present circumstances that serious talks have gotten under way in a bid to put an end to the crisis in Syria, Tehran, which is now a partner to these negotiations, must adopt a more realistic strategy and offer a solution that would be more detailed and more broad-based in order to cover various groups involved in Syria.
Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour
In the following interview with Arman daily, Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour, analyst of international issues and university professor has discussed the goals behind Russia’s recent moves in the region and the future outlook of the Middle East after the end of terrorism crisis in Syria.