The Trump administration’s policies towards Turkey and Iran will certainly provide Ankara and Tehran more common ground in their opposition to Washington’s policies in the region.
IRGC is the cornerstone of Iran’s hard power and no wonder why the United States and its allies seek to undermine it by the soft laws of CAATSA, ISA, FATF and JCPOA.
With US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear deal, he has deserted both his old Western allies and new Eastern partners while triggering a new crisis in the Middle East.
The 18th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Qingdao ended with the organization refraining from giving a clear answer to Iran's request for full membership of SCO once again.
The centuries-old relations between India and Iran have witnessed several ups and downs throughout history due to domestic, regional and international factors.
Iran’s red lines concerning intervention in Syria are the presence of the regime and the securing of the resistance line. As Turkey does not directly threaten these concerns, it is possible for Tehran to be more empathetic to Ankara's priorities in Syria.
The demonstrations have been triggered by economic factors but a look at the protest slogans, and the potential figures backing the protests, shows that there might be more to the unrest.