Crossfire War: Iran Confers With Turkey on ‘Issues of Mutual Interest’


Crossfire War – TEHRAN WATCH – Eurasia Theatre: Ankara – Tehran; Iran Ambassador Confers With Turkey’s PM on “Issues of Mutual Interest” – Balkans – Iraq – Central Asia

Night Watch: ANKARA – “Issues of mutual interest” was the reason given by an informed source for the meeting Friday afternoon, in Ankara, between Tehran Ambassador Firouz Dolatabadi and Turkey Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. [IRNA]

I always suspect that such a terse statement means ominous discussions – planning of a series of crises that are about to take place to justify Iran’s and the Islamic world’s preparations for war, as a follow up to years of terrorist attacks and occasional regional fighting.

The statement is similar to the news announcement in late 2000 that Ankara and Tehran were comparing intelligence information but they wouldn’t say about where. A few months later fighting began in Macedonia, a crisis not on Brussel’s agenda but definitely one that the Islamic world wanted to see in order to get the West more involved in the Balkan trap.

Both Ankara-Tehran are aware that every capital in the Balkans, including Athens, hates Vienna even more that Tehran and therefore they want to see an end to the NATO/EU/OSCE occupation of the former Yugoslavia, an occupation largely orchestrated by Vienna. It is an old historical hatred the division of Yugoslavia and the fighting re-awakened. That is the reason for the security agreement between Belgrade-Tehran in late January. It is obvious negotiations in Vienna concerning Kosovo’s future are going against Serbia.

In the meantime Tehran knows they can use the resumption of war in the region as a way of silencing Vienna and ending the IAEA’s investigation of Iran’s nuclear program. Ankara realizes that if the West experiences military reverses in the region and with Turkey playing a prominent role in association with the Islamic world, it could make Turkey as prominent as it once was during the Ottoman Empire.

Ankara-Tehran’s discussions on Iraq could involve mapping out their spheres of influence, Turkey in the north and Iran in the south. Both of them could also be planning joint military operations against their respective and rebellious Kurdish populations. They may have found some Kurdish leaders they can work with, ones who do not advocate an independent Kurdistan.

In regard to Central Asia Ankara-Tehran have been openly supporting every government in the region, rendering military assistance and massive investments as they absorb the vast Central Asia economy. China is the only non-Islamic country benefitting from the new energy developments and planning. Hu Jintao’s recent visit to Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan is an example.

The only way Russia and the West can guarantee more of a presence in Central Asia’s future is to defeat Tehran in the Caucasus-Caspian region and whatever fighting breaks out in Central Asia, whether it is Azerbaijan or Tajikistan. Both countries have merged their military with Iran.

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Willard Payne is an international affairs analyst who specializes in International Relations. A graduate of Western Illinois University with a concentration in East-West Trade and East-West Industrial Cooperation, he has been providing incisive analysis to NewsBlaze. He is the author of Imagery: The Day Before.