Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran’s negotiating partners have to make a choice between agreement with the Islamic Republic or coercion against it.
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
We are now at a critical decision moment in the nuclear talks and with sufficient political will and prudent diplomacy on the part of negotiating parties, we are likely to witness a historic breakthrough that will hopefully spell the end of the oppressive and unjust sanctions on Iran and the onset of a brand new chapter in Iran's relations with the Western world.
Ardeshir Zarei Ghanavati
Unprecedented spread of terrorist operations across the world by such Islamist fundamentalist groups as the ISIS, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, al-Nusra Front and al-Shabab has turned into a global threat during recent years. The powerful countries in Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as the United States only came to realize this issue after such groups extended the reach of their extremism and recruitment of members to the borders of the Western countries.
It is evident that resolution of these two issues within coming days and in a way that would lead to a win-win game for both sides, would maintain discourse-based balance in Iran and will also pave the way for the implementation of a possible comprehensive agreement over Iran's nuclear program.
Seyyedeh Motahhareh Hosseini
In this way, since Caucasus is surrounded by Muslim countries where fundamentalist ideas are getting stronger than any time before, there is no doubt that fertile grounds for geopolitical tension in Caucasus will continue to increase in number and intensity.
Moscow has been trying to take a multi-vectoral and pragmatic approach to versatile conditions in the Middle East in order to maintain a certain level of relations “with all parties” to guarantee some of its interests and gradually boost its influence. An example of this approach has been evident in Russia’s interactions with Saudi Arabia.
Kurds are among one of those peoples in the world that despite considerable population and independent ethnic and cultural identity do not have an independent country. The Kurdish nostalgia, therefore, has been always a dominant feature among Kurdish groups in the region, but conditions characterizing political geography of the Middle East have not allowed Kurds to make their dream of creating a Greater Kurdistan come true. Developments in Iraq subsequent to the occupation of this country by the United States have not only had profound effects on Iraq, but also on Kurdish groups in the neighboring Syria, Turkey and Iran.
In an interview with Iran Review, Eldar Mamedov shared his viewpoints about the future opportunities for the expansion of the relations between Iran and the European Union and the importance of inter-parliamentary interaction between the two sides. He said that with the chances of a comprehensive agreement between Iran and the six world powers over the nuclear standoff in sight, the European firms have already got prepared for resuming their business with Iran.
The emergence and spread of three evil forces, that is, separatism, extremism and terrorism, are considered as three basic threats to the national security of China and this has been even mentioned as the main reason for the establishment of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. As a result, more closeness between Uyghurs in Xinjiang and ISIS, in addition to the spread of ISIS in Afghanistan and Central Asia, can further intensity the aforesaid three major threats to the national security of China.
Bahram Amir Ahmadian
Now, Iran is faced with a good opportunity to make the most of the current situation in Europe and the positive trend of the ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear program with the P5+1 group of countries. Therefore, Iran has to work seriously in the light of the aforesaid developments in order to regain its deserved position in the global energy market; a position which had been taken from Iran in the past few years.