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Since the inception of Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Britain, analyzes of Johnson’s resemblance to US President Donald Trump have been underway, with the notion that Britain is heading towards Trump. Regardless of the apparent similarities that this claim may have, it is important to examine more closely the similarities and differences between the two in terms of politics.

The similarities can be summarized as follows:
1. Both have the overwhelming support of their party members.
2. Both see the creation of fierce political dipoles in their favour and have invested in attracting the most right-wing sections of their country’s political community.
3. Both promote a kind of nationalism in their countries and partly reinforce Islamophobia. …


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Perhaps one of the most important regional events of recent days was the presence of Muqtada al-Sadr in Tehran. This presence can be examined at three levels of individual (Muqtada al-Sadr personality traits), internal (Iraqi domestic politics) and regional (implications for the West Asian region):

Muqtada is the most popular current leader in Iraq. In addition to the quantity of fans, the quality of his fans is also remarkable. Many Iraqis see Muqtada as not only their political leader but also their social leader and are willing to take to the streets with the smallest statement by Sadr. Muqtada’s popularity in Iraq stems from factors such as affiliation with the Sadr clan, corruption, refusal to accept political and executive positions, opposition to the involvement of foreign actors in Iraq, explicit statements of position, and an emphasis on the same well-known slogan, “Iraqis.” So the interpretation of the recent visit to change Moqtada’s policy strategies seems a bit rushed. …


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In the past few days, an anti-Iranian plan has been launched in the American circles targeting IRGC. Within the framework of this plan, the United States will name the IRGC, which, according to the constitution, is one of the military and defense pillars of the country, will be included in the list of terrorist groups in the US government.
The terrorist talk of IRGC’s reading by the United States was first introduced in September 2017, when it was abandoned by the adoption of the anti-Iran, Russia, and North Korean law known as Katsa.

The question is, what are the goals and objectives of the US government in redefining this issue? …


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Though Donald Trump won the US First Election in 2016 with the “First US” slogan, the slogan did not stop US interventions in other countries. In the Tramp presidency, as before, things that are inherently in the jurisdiction of countries are subject to serious US intervention.

Iran and Venezuela are two of the countries that are subject to the most aggressive American involvement. In both countries, the United States is seeking economic warfare, the overthrow of its political system, and the deployment of its dependent government.

1. In recent days, the United States has intensified its movements in Venezuela and chaos in the country. One of its main reasons is the effects that Venezuelan developments can have on its hostility toward Iran and other countries. …


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Following the decision of the United States to unilaterally withdraw from the nuclear deal and restore Iran’s anti-Iranian sanctions, the oil boycott and the “zero” delivery of Iranian oil exports were placed on the agenda of the US government. But after more than two months of Iran’s sanctions imposition, the United States has not yet been able to meet its demands and push pressure on Iranian oil buyers to stop imports from the country. Why?


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In the face of Saudi Arabia, Putin should be Putin as a different man on the first day of the G20 summit. While the main stand of the cast was not warm at the meeting with the young Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, it was Russian President Vladimir Putin who, without any concern for the murder of jamal khashoggi, had a warm temperament with Ben Salman. But why did Putin deal with him when he knew how to deal with bin Salman, an issue of media sensitivity? The two main points in this regard can be described as follows:

Russia’s perception of Turkey’s treatment of Saudi Arabia over the murder of jamal khashoggi is that Ankara is seeking to play the case and seeks to weaken Saudi Arabia. In Moscow’s opinion, such an attempt by Erdogan ultimately leads to more power in Turkey, which is not desirable. In fact, Russia’s relations with Turkey, however good it is, is still a NATO member state, which is characterized by a lot of foreign policy changes. …


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According to the chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran’s Parliament, Europe has postponed its support package to JCPOA for “deconstruction of Iran and the United States”.


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1- The Iranian Action Group has been established in order to establish a counteraction to Iran. The United States government, which believed that the Islamic Republic would re-negotiate at the negotiating table shortly after the departure of the United States from the JCPOA to deal with the components of its national power, the formation of the headquarters sought to exacerbate political action against the country.

2. The counter-Iran group is the political arm alongside the Ofac economic arm.

3. This political arm will play two major roles:
– An attempt to reach a consensus on Iran in international and multilateral environments;
– An attempt to bring other countries into compliance with the Ofac sanctions (as an economic arm). …


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An Iranian woman walks past a mural on the wall of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran on May 8. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

According to the US Treasury Department, after the withdrawal from the United States, unilateral sanctions against Iran will be put into effect in the two phases of August 13 and November 13.

Retiring its sanctions against Iran is not an easy task, and it faces challenges and obstacles. These sanctions are subject to two political, legal and administrative aspects:

Political-legal barriers:
1. Failure to accompany other actors: The unilateral withdrawal of America from the scene while fully adhering to Iran will largely eliminate the legitimacy of its unilateral sanctions, making it difficult for other actors to do so.
2. Lack of international legal infrastructure: Though US unilateral sanctions have been imposed more intensively than the Security Council’s resolutions against Iran, the resolutions, however, provided the infrastructure and legal legitimacy necessary to impose unilateral sanctions. …


Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan are the three main countries in the Western Asia region, which have been deeply involved in the Syrian refugees.
In the Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled to be held tomorrow, one of the rare issues that are almost agreed upon by all candidates is to organize a Syrian refugee issue. Erdogan has promised that after the election, it will seek to accommodate Syrian refugees residing in Turkey in the safe areas of northern Syria. There are more than three million and five hundred Syrian refugees in Turkey.
Lebanon, according to President Michel Aoun, has hosted one million and eight hundred Syrian refugees. In an interview with German Chancellor Merkel, Aoun has requested that the issue of displaced people be considered outside the political agreement of the major powers and be resolved more quickly.
In Jordan, though, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has stated that 660,000 Syrian refugees are in Jordan, but Jordan’s statistics are almost double that figure. The Jordanian king said recently that the Jordanian people have been responsible for the presence of the Syrian refugees and others. The presence of refugees in Jordan is one of the reasons for the country’s recent economic crisis.
Although the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has announced that 90% of Syrian refugees who are present in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan are willing to return to their country, among these three countries, the Syrian refugee population in Turkey is more likely than Erdogan’s policies. He seeks to maximize this issue in the Syrian crisis. Erdogan’s excuses for the occupation of some of the northern areas of Syria are refugee settlements, although the real reason was something else. …

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