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AK Party’s Post-Coup Scenarios for Turkey
Monday, July 25, 2016

Mohammad Ali Dastmali
AK Party, as a major social and political current, which has served as a big machine building its own cadre in various fields during past years, will thereafter try to get more active in the military field as well and inject part of its young and Islamist supporters into the ranks of the army and gendarmerie in order to make these institutions more uniform and controllable in the future.

Political Discord and Media War Continue to Damage Iran-Turkey Relations
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Elyas Vahedi
Although in the greater part of their remarks, senior officials of Iran and Turkey note that the two countries share common views on regional issues, the media war, which is going on between the two countries’ journalists, political elites and some middle-ranking officials, makes one believe that a full-fledged war is going on between the two countries. 

An Analysis of Turkey’s Bungled Coup Attempt
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Ja'far Haghpanah
Analysis of Turkey’s botched coup attempt is very important not simply because of geographical and spiritual propinquity of this incident to our country as well as cultural, social, political, economic and security ties between Turkey and Iran, but also because of its regional consequences and its effects on Iran's interests and national security. 

Expansion of NATO and its Missile Defense System Pose a Common Threat to Iran and Russia
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Alireza Noori
This reality is being gradually accepted in Russia that to do away with threats emanating from West’s military expansionism, there is no way but “resistance.” This is the same conclusion which had existed in Iran since past times and Iran’s emphasis on the necessity to maintain the “axis of resistance” in the Middle East has been, in fact, an effort to underline the need to oppose the domination of the West’s “language of force and threat” on the region.

Coup d’état in Turkey and Deciphering Iran's Positions
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Amir Hossein Yazdanpanah
Disruption of security in Turkey would affect security in our country as well and this is why we consider security in neighboring countries as tantamount to our own security and any crisis in Turkey or other neighboring countries, which would undermine security as well as the economic and political system in these countries, is not desirable to us and would have a negative impact on our national interests. 

Saudi Arabia Riding a Dead Horse
Friday, July 15, 2016

Ali Mousavi Khalkhali
Saudi Arabia’s unprecedented show of support for the MKO proves that in their animosity with Iran, Saudi officials are now resorting to a dead horse. Perhaps, Saudis themselves are well aware that the MKO has no place in Iran and this dead horse will only cause them more cost, but they want to convey the message to Tehran that they will stop at nothing in their hostility against the Islamic Republic of Iran, even if it requires the use of such a dead horse as the MKO.

NATO’s Media Hype Aims to Promote Iranophobia
Friday, July 15, 2016

Hassan Beheshtipour
Recent claim by leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) that Iran’s missile tests are against the Resolution 2231 of the United Nations Security Council on the JCPOA has no legal basis and is totally baseless as Iran had already announced its commitment to the resolution when it was adopted. When it comes to its defense issues, Iran has announced that it would not allow other countries to interfere or even express viewpoints on this issue. Iran embarks on producing defense weapons within framework of international law and international regulations, because its missiles are only aimed at deterrence.

The JCPOA and One-Year Experiences
Friday, July 15, 2016

Mohammad Khajouei
One year has passed since Iran and the P5+1 group reached an agreement on Tehran's nuclear program known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); an agreement, which put an end to more than one decade of tension between the two sides over Iran’s nuclear program and turned into an important model for peaceful resolution of a difference. Now, where are we standing one year later? 

Daesh Gives Warning to Saudi Arabia and Turkey
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Diako Hosseini
Daesh has been finally facing its difficult days during recent months as the number of air strikes against its positions has been rising while the terrorist group has been facing limitations in terms of money and weapons. This, however, does not mean that we must rest at ease. The latest terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabian city of Medina and Turkey’s port city of Istanbul, which were extension of previous terror attacks in Europe all of which were claimed by Daesh, show another aspect of how a terrorist outfit with great expectations is losing power. 

One Year after the Iran Deal and the Choice of Reconciliatory Strategic Necessity
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Behzad Khoshandam
The effects of the Iran deal one year after its conclusion are indicative of a profound development in relations between a regional power and global powers over the rights and duties of all involved parties, and are also a sign that the foundation has been finally laid for agreement on the basis of the “choice of reconciliatory strategic necessity” to achieve strategic stability and facilitate international cooperation.