Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Turkey turns down a visit by Ahmadinejad

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzzi.
The international seclusion of the Islamic Republic of Iran escalates more and more everyday. In view of Ahmadinejad's continued anti-Semitic comments, Turkey has refused the Islamic regime's request to extend Ahmadinejad an invitation [for a visit to Ankara] and has clearly indicated that they cannot entertain such a reception.

Simultaneously, Turkey has announced that in the near future, various U.S. and British officials, including the commander of the U.S. air force in Europe will be arriving separately in Turkey to hold discussions regarding important transitions in the region that also include issue surrounding the Islamic regimes nuclear crisis. Turkish media has reported that Turkish authorities have expressed their anxiety over the regimes nuclear program; the media source whose report, "Turkey and the nuclear might of Tehran’s regime" wrote that the IRI has continually tricked the European troika (U.K, France & Germany) regarding their nuclear pursuits by making agreements that they have persistently broken. The report goes on to state that Tehran's authorities make promises in English and then turn around and in Farsi talk about how they will obtain nuclear weapons; the source also indicates that this has been an on-going strategy for years [which was developed under Rafsanjani and Khatami] and not a new angle.