Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called for Russia and Turkey to show restraint over the downing of a Russian fighter jet by the Turkish military.
If Europe fails to understand this situation in its effort to interact with the Middle East following Paris terrorist attacks, reproduction of such extremist groups and currents as Daesh would be a possible scenario for Europe and Middle East security complex, which in turn, would lead to a vicious circle of terrorism and fighting against terrorism in all European and Middle Eastern countries.
I am confident that the deal will be implemented by all the parties because they have more to gain than to lose in doing so. The JCPOA is an excellent deal for Iran. The end of nuclear-related sanctions and renewed international trade and economic cooperation should boost Iran's economy and improve the Iranian people standard of living.
Seyed Hossein Mousavian
Therefore, in addition to “nuclear diplomacy,” it would be suitable for Iran to give top priority to “anti-terror diplomacy” as well and play a leading role in this regard in the region. A delegation headed by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and attended by our seasoned military and security commanders must start diplomatic consultations in this respect. The work must be started through engaging in dialogue with permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and the UN secretary general.
Since the beginning of the unrest in Syria, it was clear that a large part of the opposition, especially those armed opposition groups that were inclined toward the Muslim Brotherhood, was not tolerant of Christians and was going to exact revenge on them. Since early days of the unrest, this was their slogan: “Christians to Beirut, Alawites to Coffins.”
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.
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.