... beginning of a 1,000 year period of peace and prosperity for all. I go on to list eight topics that must be addressed together, first by the leaders of Iran, China, Russia, and the USA and then in a larger setting with the leaders of Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey as well as the leaders of the Gulf States and the always hostile and challenging Saudi Arabia:
Denuclearization of the Middle East including Israel
Peace between the Sunnis and the Shi’ites
Jerusalem and perhaps Mecca as international cities
- 31.01.2020 14:55:35
https://youtu.be/IsjF4DLy2J0SHORT URL: https://tinyurl.com/POTUS-INTEL PERSONAL FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Via: (1) Mr. Matthew Pottinger, Deputy National Security Advisor, copy w/encl (2) Mr. Robert O’Brien, National Security Advisor, copy w/encl (3) Mr. Mick Mulvaney, Chief of Staff, copy w/encl Dear Mr. President, My prayers are with you as you navigate the complications of the Soleimani assassination. I am delighted that the Iranians are now on record to the effect that...
- 12.01.2020 15:02:19
... we are together. In fact, the NATO partners in the cold war generally followed their promises to confront former Soviet Union, which was supposed to be the number one geo-political adversary to the NATO. But in our day, the cracks are emerging, while Turkey despite the warnings of the NATO other members, decided to reach a deal with Russia to purchase Russian made S-400 defense system. Furthermore, the country against the will of other NATO members launched offensive in northern Syria. It seems that ...
- 04.12.2019 12:06:36
TEHRAN – Robert David Steele, a former Marine Corps infantry officer and CIA spy as well as an activist for Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE), regularly answers questions for Tehran Times. Abu Mohammad Salama Killed? Did Zionists & Kurds Deceive President Trump? Or Is This the Beginning of the End of Israel? with Javad Heiran-Nia Tehran Times, 4 November 2019, republished with permission. Q. Within minutes of President Donald Trump’s announcement of an alleged raid that allegedly killed an...
- 29.10.2019 16:34:22
... Recep Erdogan does not share the same gratitude for the YPGs as the U.S. Erdogan believes the YPGs represent an extension of the Kurdish Worker’s Party, more commonly known as the PKK, which he views as a terrorist group. The question remains how will Turkey treat the Syrian Kurds once U.S. forces leave the region? This question presents a dilemma for U.S. policy makers. Although the U.S. has achieved a great victory against IS it does not want to see their close allies, the Kurds, targeted by Turkey ...
- 11.06.2019 20:20:06
... presidents were together at the United Nations, we tried very hard to get Rouhani to reach out to Trump with a three-minute video suggesting a one-on-one conversation in New York, or a presidential summit in Istanbul that would include the Presidents of Turkey and Syria. More recently, and I believe the article has been forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran from Moscow, I published “Helping Iran Make the Call” at the Russian International Affairs Council. Apart from completely destroying ...
- 18.05.2019 21:11:18
... approximately 1,100 captured ISIS fighters and 2,800 members of the fighter's families. Reduced pressure on ISIS at this crucial moment in the fight, so close to elimination from Syria, could result in a significant rebound in their numbers and capabilities. Turkey Although both the United States and Turkey are NATO allies, relations between the two countries have been prickly. A US withdrawal would likely give Turkey a free hand to pursue an expansionist foreign policy in Syria at the expense of both the ...
- 05.03.2019 23:48:19
Turkey has been getting ready to experience the nuclear energy after numerous adversities. The foundations of Akkuyu nuclear power plants were laid 3rd times on April 10, 2018 with the participation of President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. Before the main ...
- 15.05.2018 19:50:21
... (400 km), the long-range 48N6 (250 km), the medium-range 9M96E2 (120 km) and the short-range 9M96E (40 km). The S-400 has been described, as of 2017, as "one of the best air-defense systems currently made." As soon as S-400 is deployed in Turkey, Ankara is supposed to host Russian military Technicians and advisors in order to materialize its deployment and maintenance. More Russian military advisors mean more leverage of Putin in the decision making of Ankara. Actually, the NATO members ...
- 02.08.2017 15:17:03
... of GCC and Israel
It is not just the US policy which India has to contend with it is the alliance between GCC countries and Israel. While Saudi Arabia has remained at loggerheads with Israel, recently both are part of the Anti-Iran alliance. Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia along with its GCC partners countries demanded at the Munich Security Conference, that Tehran is punished for propping up the Syrian government, developing ballistic missiles and funding separatists in Yemen. Saudi Foreign Minister ...
- 02.05.2017 14:22:56
... Russia’s desired outcomes being achieved in the US, the UK, Italy, Bulgaria, and Moldova, while seeing trends favorable to its interests significantly increased in places like Germany and Austria. Furthermore, U.S. and NATO “ally” Turkey has taken a decidedly sharp anti-democratic and anti-Western plunge and is clearly cozying up to Russia.
2017 may be even better for the Kremlin, and even worse for what is still referred to as the West.
This is the new face of warfare, one ...
- 17.12.2016 22:44:00
... between Moscow and the Kurds has provided Russia with a “Kurdish card”, that is, the ability to modulate its support to various Kurdish national ambitions throughout the Middle East, depending on what the Kremlin was seeking to obtain from Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. The current Syrian crisis is no exception and has promoted the Russian-Kurdish (PYD) partnership, especially during the period of harsh tensions between Russia and Turkey. This partnership has three goals: fighting terrorism,...
- 15.09.2016 10:44:00
The failed “military coup” in Turkey last month is still replete with discrepancies, insinuations and outright lies. Disinformation and recriminations continue to swirl like an impenetrable black hole, blotting out cogent questions over the innumerable bloopers in this poorly-scripted ...
- 02.08.2016 15:11:00
... Rotational Force which is dispatched at the Mihail Kogălniceanu airbase, and provides the US with a naval support facility in Deveselu.
This NATO flotilla would primarily rely on NATO Black Sea members naval capabilities (i.e. Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey), but would not be restricted to them, with prospects to join already offered to Ukraine and Georgia, while some Western navies would be contributing as well (in particular the US, Italian and German). Taking into account that all Black Sea ...
- 27.04.2016 12:26:00
... okay with the erosion of democratic values and a deeply undemocratic military occupation of the West Bank as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict stifles Israel’s left and drives its people further to the right. The assault on democratic norms in Turkey by its government is far worse. Still worse in that region, the Arab Spring has, in general, become a massive tragedy.
Additionally, democracy by no means appears stable or secure overall in either Sub-Saharan Africa or in Latin America....
- 17.04.2016 14:28:00
... the Kremlin has tried to come up with what Fenenko describes as “a balanced partnership” — “maintaining the collaborative relations with Armenia” and “a strategic partnership with Azerbaijan.” However, given Turkey’s political stakes in Azerbaijan and the sharp decline in Moscow-Ankara relations resulting from Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet near the Syrian border last year, the Kremlin’s attempts to straddle between Yerevan and Baku might ...
- 13.04.2016 00:52:00
... following Russia’s cancellation of South Stream which became a casualty of Russia-Ukrainian conflict and faced high opposition from the EU with regard to its anti-monopoly laws. The original plan for landfall in the EU (Bulgaria) will now occur in Turkey, while the distribution hub for Europe will be located at the border of Turkey and Greece. Being a strategically important transit point for Russian gas going to Europe and bypassing Ukraine, Turkey tries to increase its bargaining power and engages ...
- 07.04.2016 22:33:00
... how rigorously politicians try to prevent it. Given the lack of effective communication channels between Russian and Western political elites and top brass, the possibility of the war, even though hypothetical, is increasing amidst the tension between Turkey and Russia. The world might underestimate the Turkey factor in Russia-West relations and its implications for the world stability, when it was probably the case during the onset of the Ukraine crisis, before the Euromaidan protests turned into ...
- 20.02.2016 21:15:00
In the wake of Turkey’s downing of a Russian military jet that violated its airspace and Russia’s resulting casualties, tensions are certainly on the rise. Despite the fact that these tensions should not be overblown, important questions about Putin’s ...
- 13.12.2015 16:44:00
... to strong EU and U.S. objections, which would have supplied southern-eastern Europe with Russian natural gas, Russia sought an alternative route to maintain Gazprom’s stronghold in European energy markets – under the Black Sea and through Turkey.
Turkish Stream is an undertaking of four lines, the first of which would deliver gas solely to Turkey, while the remaining three would expand to Europe via an energy hub on the Greek-Turkish border, although their ultimate destinations remain ...
- 20.07.2015 12:26:00