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Iran seeks familiar grounds for nuclear talks

05 April 2012 [09:17] - TODAY.AZ
Turkey, which has been playing the role of a mediator in Iran's nuclear program in recent years, became the object of dissatisfaction for Iran. Iranian officials disapprove of the meeting of the "Friends of Syria" held in Turkey on April 1.

In fact, this group should be renamed as the "enemies of Syria", Deputy Chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Esmaeel Kosari told Trend.

Chairman of Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani called the conference as "a bribe to Israel" from its participants.

Turkey has announced the purchase of about 1 million tonnes of oil from Libya the following day, reducing oil purchases from Iran by 10 percent.

Iran's Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council Mohsen Rezaee noted that friendly relations between Iran and Turkey are under question after this act and also considers that the next meeting between the "six powers" and Iran on its nuclear program should be held not in
Istanbul, but in Syria, Iraq or Lebanon.

The last meeting between Iran and the "six powers" was held in Istanbul 14 months ago. It was reported last month after a recent visit of Erdogan to Tehran that the next meeting of Iran and the "six powers" will be held on April 13 in Istanbul. The information was not confirmed, and the exact time and place of the meeting are unknown at the moment.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Said al-Hariri, which was supported by Turkey, fell as a result of the resignation of 11 ministers in Lebanon in 2010 and was replaced by Najib Migati, supported by Iran.

In Iraq, although Turkey supported Ayad Allawi, who heads Iraqi National List coalition and got more votes than the Iranian-backed al-Maliki, who heads the coalition of Government of Law, it was Nouri al-Maliki who was elected as Prime Minister.

The position of Iran and Turkey toward Syria is clear: Turkey seeks to achieve the resignation of Bashar al-Assad, and Iran tries to keep him in power.

Turkey plays an important role in maintaining relations between Iran subjected to international sanctions, and the world. For example, India pays money for the purchased crude oil from Iran via the Turkish "Xalq Bank" bank and an annual turnover between Iran and Turkey reached $15 billion.

Despite this, taking into account the current state of relations between Iran and Turkey, we can assume that Iran poses security higher than economic relations.
Security field sometimes manifests itself in the regional competition. For example, in Iraq and Lebanon not Turkey, but Iran defeated. The next arena of competition is Syria.


/AzerTAc/
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