Turkey and Iran on the brink of war
07-Sep-2012 (one comment)

The rift between Turkey and Iran widened on Tuesday, August 7th, when the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces threatened that "Turkey will be next in line for violence after Syria if it continues to work on behalf of Western interests. Ankara is toeing the Western (American) line in the region, like Saudi Arabia and Qatar. They are therefore accountable for the bloodshed in the Arab Republic [Syria]".

Tehran is also holding the US responsible for the lives of the 48 Iranian hostages whom Syrian rebels threaten to execute unless the Syrian army stops shelling Aleppo.

The US, Saudi Arabia and Qatar should know that the responsibility for the outbreak of war with Turkey will be on their shoulders. This is a further step in the deterioration of relations between Turkey and Iran.