Lukashenka will find it difficult to make his voice heard in the political areane now, without Incarnadined and Chavez.
Political observer Raman Yakaulesuki spoke to cahrter97.org about the election of reformist Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran.
“Yes, the cleric president-elect is called a reformist. But serious experts think Iran is unlikely to drastically change the foreign policy course to closer ties with the West. Much will depend on the West's attitude towards [Iran's] nuclear programme. A sort of a compromise is possible. Iran's foreign policy will depend on Iran itself the situation around the country,” the political observer noted.
He added the relations between Tehran and Minsk were to a large extent based on personal relations between outgoing Ahmadinejad and Lukashenka.
“Both knew how to irritate the West with their absolute unanimity of views on the world. If we recall Ahmadinejad's scandalous remarks about the Holocaust and the State of Israel, the 'unanimity of views' used to attract the world's attention to Lukashenka too. The new president of Iran is said not to make impudent statements on these topics. But Israel remains enemy number one for Iran in the region,” Raman Yakauleuski is confident.
He thinks that without Ahmadinejad and Chavez in the political arena the Belarusian ruler will find it difficult to make his voice heard even in the relict Non-Aligned Movement, which the three leaders wanted to revive adn promote.
“Of course, we perceive Iranian society as a closed one, but nevertheless, they have significant elements of democracy. Nobody was able to foresee the election outcome until the last moment. This election is an element of a democracy called a non-liberal democracy. In today's Belarus the vertical power tends to teach rather than learn lessons,” the political prisoner summed up.