The two countries are committed to strengthening their ties following the transition out of the Trump era; Iran’s foreign minister visited Turkey late this week to discuss several matters; Turkey’s foreign minister calls on the Biden administration to withdraw Trump era sanctions.
Amid the reality of a new US administration, the Iranian regime and Turkey are motioning to re-solidify their relationship, ultimately involving other nations moving forward. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif visited Turkey this week and met with several Turkish officials belonging to the Foreign Ministry to discuss regional stability.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that within Zarif’s visit, “all aspects of our bilateral relations will be discussed and views on regional and international issues will be exchanged.”
The Trump administration expressed willingness to work with the Turkish government over the last four years, putting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime in a difficult position regarding his relationship with the Iranians. In contrast, the White House emphasized a ‘maximum pressure’ campaign towards the Islamic Republic over the last four years following the US decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
According to Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, “Turkey hopes that the newly elected Biden administration in the U.S. will return to the nuclear agreement with Iran and withdraw sanctions on the Iranian people.” In essence, in the last four years, Turkey has been torn between protecting its relationship with Iran and leveraging its diplomatic relations with the US.
While Danilo Coppe believes ammonium nitrate may have very well been involved, the Italian expert is convinced that lithium-metal was certainly involved in the explosion.
The explosion that occurred last Tuesday in Beirut remains surrounded by a lot of unknowns. While we do know that over 160 people were killed and roughly 5,000 injured, the actual source remains a mystery. It’s suggested that over 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate were involved. However, Italian demolitions expert Danilo Coppe suggests that while ammonium nitrate was likely a factor, other explosives certainly played a role.
Coppe explained his skepticism stating, “I do not believe there was that amount of ammonium nitrate at the Port of Beirut, nor that there was a fireworks depot,” even though there did appear to be fireworks that were detonated during the initial fire. He argues that certain evidence points to the fact that an explosive like lithium-metal was involved.
He explained, “Instead, from the videos of the explosion, in addition to the white sphere that can be seen expanding – which is condensation of the sea air – you can clearly see a brick orange column tending to bright red, typical of lithium’s presence.”
Several reports in the last week have suggested that a type of rocket fuel was involved, leading to the conclusion for many that Hezbollah was using at least one of the facilities to produce precision-guided missiles.
Shortly after the blast, Former Lebanese President Michel Aoun stated, “There are two possibilities for what happened. Either it was a result of negligence or external interference by a missile or a bomb.”August 10th, 2020|Newshttp://www.BeholdIsrael.org/news
Turkey is tilting towards the East, and its growing relationship with China and Russia bode a major increase in the minefield of enemy warmongers along Israel’s northern border. In the meantime, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s strong-arm president, has undermined NATO by installing Russian S-400 anti-aircraft batteries pointed towards Israel and Europe, and is ramping up his support for terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah while allowing other jihadist groups like ISIS to launch terror attacks unhindered in the region.
To get an insider’s look at these disturbing developments, Israel Today spoke with Mustafa, a pastor and leader of Turkey’s underground church just barely surviving under the growing Islamization of the newly radicalized Turkish regime.
“Most people have no idea what is really happening in this country,” said Mustafa, who cannot reveal his real name for fear of violent retribution against his wife and three children. He explained that just having contact with someone from Israel is now considered an act of treason as Erdogan continues to push the once secular democracy towards a regional Islamic power. Taken from Israeltoday.com
A mass stabbing that killed three and injured others at a suburban London park is being treated as a terrorist attack, British police announced Sunday.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, Britain’s national coordinator for counterterrorism policing, has determined the Saturday night attack in the town of Reading was a terrorist incident, and Thames Valley Police are turning over the case to counterterrorism investigators, officials said.
A 25-year-old man arrested at the scene is believed to be the lone perpetrator, police said. The suspect is a Libyan national who sought asylum in Britain, according to multiple reports in British media.