Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the achievement of his administration in resolving the nuclear issue has been beyond initial expectations.
Mohammad Ali Dastmali
The government of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has reached the final conclusion that what happened in Suruç was meant to send a clear message from ISIS to Ankara and Kurds. Following the incident, the positions of ISIS were targeted through a 72-minute operation in Syria using laser-guided bombs. Turkish officials have announced that these bombs enjoy special capabilities and can be used against ISIS positions in Syria without Turkish military having to enter Syria’s soil or air space. The attack on ISIS, however, would strengthen Syrian Kurds and establish the power of PKK in northern parts of Syria.
The European Union has been, and will continue to be, among effective actors that have played a role in the management of Iran’s nuclear issue. The experience in past 13 years has shown that relations between Iran and the EU in this period have been heavily affected by Iran's nuclear case. Therefore, the impact of the Iran deal achieved on July 14, 2015, on Iran-EU relations will be a key element in analyzing future outlook of interactions between Iran and the EU and will also play an important role in the implementation of the Iran deal.
This difference in the viewpoints of Iran and the United States will lead to different responses to Iran's cooperation in resolving regional crises. Subsequently, when it comes to the situation in Iraq and despite the fact that annihilation of ISIS is a common goal for both actors, Tehran puts more stress on the role of social currents and forces while Washington believes that this approach has been adopted by Iran to boost its influence in Iraq once ISIS is defeated.
On the whole, noncompliance with the cease-fire is a negative development and violation of the cease-fire by either side will certainly lead to conflicts between the two sides. Turkey has been carrying airstrikes against the positions of PKK and this issue can provide a practical excuse for noncompliance with the cease-fire. However, it should be noted that war will not lead to positive results and the two sides should return to the negotiating table in order to solve their problems and avoid war because it would be a futile measure.
Seyed Mohammad Sadegh Kharazi
At present, Iran is the symbol of power and security in the region. The French people, who are in Tehran are the guests of us, Iranians, and from the viewpoint of cultural relations and hospitality traditions, it is not befitting of us to talk about bitterness and hardships of the past. On the opposite, the important point is to focus on the future; regional and global capacities; coexistence and development of political, international and regional relations; as well as development of bilateral relations in such areas as economy, technology, industry, trade, culture and education.
Conditions for Israel have become so worrisome that if their powerful lobby in the United States fails in making political leaders in Washington support Israel, this regime will face a fundamental threat. Therefore, Tel Aviv feels that through exaggerated propaganda about the so-called Iran threat, it must hide that real existential threat in order for its citizens to feel secure, like they did in the past years, and continue to back the policies of the Israel.
Iran's negotiations with the P5+1 countries and the resultant agreement has, for the first time in the history of international law, added a fourth option to the above three, which is to have the Security Council’s decisions abrogated through dialogue without the country in question having complied with them.
Mohammad Mahdi Mojahedi
Signs emerging from these negotiations, along with all daring actions taken and amazing records broken, were an “unthinkable” experience in the course of the current policies in the Middle East. As a result, they were indicative of the emergence of a new regime of political relations aimed at the resolution of hostilities and even promotion of “cautious and competitive” interaction between Iran and the big global powers.
Iran entered negotiations based on mutual respect and on the basis of bargaining and has been able to replace the unilateral trend of sanctions, threat and destruction with a different trend of bilateral interactions, mutual respect, cooperation, progress and development. We must never forget that the more we expand our possibilities through a combination of power and resilience in global interactions, the better would be the position that we gain in international system.