Iraq and Requisites of National Integrity and Political Solidarity
Monday, May 30, 2016
IRNA Research and News Analysis Group
Under the current circumstances, maintaining political calm and pursuing demands through peaceful and legal means are more necessary than any time before. Attacking government buildings will have no other result, but destruction of public property and providing Daesh with an opportunity to bolster its positions. However, the current juncture is the best opportunity to fight and eradicate Daesh, because the Iraqi army and popular forces are very close to achieving this goal.
A Trip to Increase Iran's Friends in Europe
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Ali Akbar Farazi
As of today, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, will launch his five-day tour of four European countries, including Poland, Finland, Sweden and Latvia, which can be considered as the opening of a new chapter in development of political and economic relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and European countries.
The East Will Continue to Remain Iran’s Friend
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Such factors as common economic interests between these countries and Iran, absence of political obstacles, and the growing position of key Asian countries in global economy provide powers in this region with important opportunities to maintain their status as Iran’s major partners in trade and investment under post-sanctions conditions.
Iran Is a Republic, Not an Empire
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Nuclear negotiations and the subsequent agreement reached by the Islamic Republic of Iran and big world powers in addition to the subsequent provision of necessary infrastructure for the promotion of the country’s national power, which has brought it to the verge of a historical surge and national development, have all led to heated activities among international and regional paradigm builders against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Modi and Ghani in Tehran to Promote Relations with Iran
Monday, May 23, 2016
The concurrent visits to Iran by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan’s President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani have raised the possibility that a trilateral agreement for the development of Iran’s Chabahar port city, which is located along the Makran coast, will be signed during these visits. Of course, this project is not the sole driving force for the expansion of regional relations among the Islamic Republic of Iran, India and Afghanistan. There are also more favorable grounds for regional cooperation among these countries, which include, among other things, the North-South Transportation Corridor.
Saudi Arabia Facing Escalating Crisis as Washington Drifts away from Riyadh
Sunday, May 22, 2016
The reality is that given the internal power struggle in Saudi Arabia, and in view of the falling oil prices in international markets and the ensuing economic crisis that has engulfed the Saudi royal court, and also due to the ongoing unrest in the Middle East, Riyadh is currently facing a serious crisis; a crisis which has been made even worse through a change in Washington’s foreign policy priorities.
Iran and India, Two Big Powers in West Asia
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Iran and India are two important and effective countries in West Asia with common bilateral, regional and international interests and more proximity between positions and viewpoints of these two major Asian powers can have many benefits for the international system under the current hectic political conditions in the world.
Kurds One Hundred Years after Sykes-Picot
Friday, May 20, 2016
Mohammad Ali Dastmali
The question is “when there is talk about Kurds objecting to Sykes-Picot’s approach to borders and political structure in the region, does it represent the dynamic and consolidated demands of all Kurds in the region?” The answer is no, because unlike past decades, Kurds, and in clearer terms, Kurdish parties in four countries of Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria, are not of the same opinion when it comes to necessity of independence and secession, and establishment of a common geographical unit.
The Vicious Circle of Middle East: Why Iran-Turkey Cooperation Is Important?
Friday, May 20, 2016
Turkey is the sole country in the region through whose cooperation it would be possible to tone down and even totally defuse psychological operations and propaganda that aim to fan the flames of Shia-Sunni war. If we managed to do away with the notion of Arab-non-Arab war during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran through cooperation with Syria as an Arab country, Tehran-Ankara axis can now play the same role and thwart the operations launched to foster a war between Shias and Sunnis.
US Is Managing Relations Between Pakistan and Afghanistan
Thursday, May 19, 2016
In fact, the main demand and intention of the United States is to make sure that the Taliban would not be able to pose a serious challenge to the central government in Afghanistan and won’t be able to set up a central government of its own. On the other hand, the Americans don’t want the government of Afghanistan to have such a powerful army and military force that it would be able to either destroy the Taliban or make them accept peace with the government.