Iranian Expert on Main Challenges before Iran and Russia

09.04.2018

One of main challenges facing Iran and Russia is the constant US pressure on both sides. In the Iranian society there is a big concern about the future of JCPOA, said Davud Kiani, Deputy Head of the Institute for Iranian and Eurasian Studies (IRAS), on the sidelines of the Russian-Iranian dialogue.

Many question what will happen if Trump will drop away the nuclear deal. In this situation Iran will have two options: following it or exit from it. Both options will have a catastrophic effect for Iran. If Iran tries to keep the JCPOA afloat, the opposition would consider it as a ruined international credibility of Iran. It would be considered as confirmation of Iran flexibility toward the United States.

If Iran abandons the JCPOA, it will be confronted with a new political pressure from the international society and new round of sanctions against Iran.

As to the American actions against Russia, Iran is afraid that this can bring Russia to a position to make a deal with the USA, including such issues as Syria, the Middle East and Iran.

Views expressed are of individual Members and Contributors, rather than the Club's, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Related articles

Golan Heights: Where Are the Red Lines?
18.07.2018
The Golan Heights represent an equal problem for Syria and Israel. During the reign of both Hafez and Bashar Asad, this border was quite quiet (approximately from 1973-1974 till 2015).

Expert: 
Dmitry Maryasis

Category:
Expert Opinions
Preventing ‘Somalization’: How Iran Resists Destructive Western Policies in the…
13.07.2018
On July 13, 2018, the Valdai Club held an expert discussion on Iran’s regional policy featuring Ali Akbar Velayati, Senior Adviser for International Affairs of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic

Category:
Club Events
Iran and the Future of JCPOA: Amid Hope and Fear
09.07.2018
In the current situation, it seems that Europeans have understood that although the new US sanctions are aimed mainly at Iran, their impact would go well beyond the Iranian territories, putting at

Expert: 
Hamidreza Azizi

Category:
Expert Opinions