It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Analysis: Turk vote on Iran sanctions suggests shift to East

page: 1
0

log in

join
share:

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 05:11 AM
link   

Analysis: Turk vote on Iran sanctions suggests shift to East


www.reuters.com

(Reuters) - Turkey's vote against increased U.N. sanctions on Iran signals a shift in the Muslim NATO country away from the West toward a more self-centered foreign policy -- to the dismay of ally the United States.

The United States regards Turkey as a pivotal ally in the Middle East, straddling the divide between the West and East.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 05:12 AM
link   


The United States regards Turkey as a pivotal ally in the Middle East, straddling the divide between the West and East.

So Washington was unsettled when Turkey, along with Brazil, announced a deal last month to ease a nuclear standoff between Iran and Western powers, and then almost severed ties with Israel after an Israeli commando raid on a Turkish aid ship.


I think the US government has to understand(or it does understand but ignores it completely), that countries like Turkey and Brazil are not satisfyed with today's format of the UN Security Council, which has only 5 permanent seats, in a model reflecting the world scenario of several decades ago.

There have been some shifting in world scenario and emereging countries have a bigger say in things, now. Why not give permanent seats to emerging countries on the Security COuncil as well?

BEcause if they don't, then emerging countries will keep trying to solve worldly matters away from the Secutiry COuncil, because their voices are not being heard.

That is what happened with Turkey and Brazil, when they tried to settle things with Iran and succeeded in getting Iran to sign an agreement, although I am not saying that the agreement per se was good. But it shows that Iran is willing to talk. It has talked with Brazil and Turkey.

www.reuters.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



new topics
 
0

log in

join