Mohammad Javad Zarif
“Serious understanding of the realities” is what a nuclear deal between Iran and global powers needs, says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
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.
Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes that such a deal would be among the worst mistakes made by the Western countries with regard to Iran because it would not prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons. Netanyahu has also alleged that he has talked to Arab neighbors of Iran and all of them share his view about the risks of a nuclear agreement with Iran. Under these conditions, it seems that on the verge of a possible deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, Israel is doing its best to link that deal to the interests and security of Tel Aviv.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths.
Although Saudi Arabia and some other Arab states in the region are not happy with possible détente between Iran and the West, which will increase political clout of Iran in the region, and are also suspicious of Iran's policy in such countries as Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon, available evidence shows that on the whole, their proclaimed and implemented policy is to welcome a final agreement over Iran's nuclear program.
Today, the relationship between Iran and Turkey and the new strategic conditions in this region are still a focal point in discussions among regional analysts. Since Turkey and Iran do not pursue the same strategic goals in the Middle East, they are also following different political agendas as a result of which their interests sometimes conflict.