Sunday, October 25, 2009

Turkish PM Calls Iran's Nuclear Program "Gossip"

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed Iran's desire to build a nuclear weapon as "gossip."

Erdogan went on to say, "So although Iran doesn't have a weapon, those who say Iran shouldn't have them are those countries which do."

Of course, Erdogan neglected to mention Iran's threats to wipe Israel off the map. Perhaps because he's too busy accusing Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman of wanting to use nuclear weapons in Gaza.

But what do you expect of someone who considers Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "a friend"? Ahamdinejad recently praised Erdogan from excluding Israel from a NATO military exercise. Israeli-Turkish relations are at their lowest ebb in decades. Erdogan will travel to Iran next month to visit with Ahmadinejad.

1 comment:

Anderson said...

I remember when newly elected President Obama made somewhat of a push on Turkey's behalf to the EU to allow Turkey to become a full-fledged member. Sarkozy was quick to put Obama in his place. This will not be held against Obama here, but I would like to see how the European media reacts (the Europeans, I don't believe, are very fond of welcoming Turkey to the EU).