Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says there will be no deal on Iran’s nuclear program unless unfair sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic are lifted simultaneous with the conclusion of a comprehensive agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 group.
Mohammad Hassan Daryaei
It should be noted that like any other country, Iran has its own complexities and domestic political rivalries and such rivalries usually reach their peak when it comes to the sensitive issue of the nuclear talks. Perhaps, one of the most important challenges facing the Iranian nuclear negotiating team is to convince domestic political factions and groups, so that, there would be necessary consensus inside the country for the continuation of the negotiations until a decisive result is reached and the final Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is formulated.
Although it is still too early for speculation about the outcome of Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen, the sure point is that Saudi Arabia and its allied governments lacked suitable solutions for the reinstatement of Hadi in the first place. On the contrary, it seems that Saudi Arabia is treading a path, which can take the Saudi government into a situation in which Riyadh will find itself caught in a regional mire with the subsequent deepening of internal rifts among Saudi officials.
It should be noted that the borders between the two countries are friendship borders and relations between Tehran and Ankara have been constantly on the rise in recent years. While some observers expected Erdogan to cancel his scheduled trip to Tehran due to regional rivalries between the two countries, the visit was carried out. This was a good sign of the rationality and maturity of relations between the two neighboring countries, which can pave the way for further expansion of cooperation both at bilateral level and for the establishment of stability and new security arrangements in the region.
Ardeshir Zarei Ghanavati
There is no doubt that Houthis and the supporters of Saleh made a strategic mistake in spreading tensions and war to southern regions of the country. Due to ethnic issues and the role played by regional actors in this country, their uncalculated measure has provided foreign invaders with a good excuse to go on with their aggression against Yemen.
Existence of anxious opponents, along with a wide spectrum of those who support the Lausanne agreement, is quite natural. Just in the same way that the support accorded to the Iranian nuclear negotiators can motivate them and keep their spirits high, domestic opponents can be considered a good asset on which negotiators can reckon in their resistance against illegal demands of the opposite negotiating parties, especially the United States.
Mahmoud Reza Golshanpazhooh
The recent release of the text of an agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 group, also known as EU3+3, was the finishing line of marathon nuclear talks between Iran and the six countries. It was also the beginning of a long period of practice in mutual trust.
Developments in the recent days in Yemen show that the Saudi air strikes will most probably continue, though it is very unlikely that they will bear any fruit for Saudi Arabia. The question is till when such attacks will continue and to what extent Saudi Arabia will be ready to bear the brunt of their consequences?
As the onslaught against Yemen by the Saudi air force continues, a plan has been offered for the establishment of a joint army to carry out Riyadh’s act of aggression. The plan also envisages the support of the United States, Turkey, Pakistan and Arab countries for the war on Yemen, which is a telltale sign that Saudi Arabia is trying to play the role that it had already assigned to such terrorist groups as Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and people like the former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein. The ISIS’ defeat in the Iraqi city of Tikrit and in Yemen was also among other developments that further strengthened Saudi Arabia’s resolve for attacking Yemen.
In December 2013 and at the end of another round of nuclear talks between Iran and the member states of the so-called P5+1 group, the negotiating sides decided that to find solutions for the comprehensive settlement of Iran's nuclear case, they should hold meetings in order to achieve two final goal.