HOW TO MUDDLE THROUGH WITH IRAN / By Dennis Ross – Foreign Affairs – October 19, 2014
By revealing all the offers that Iran has rejected, Washington could block Tehran’s potential Plan B, which will likely involve constructing a reasonable public image in order to erode the international sanctions regime.
It is no accident that hardly anyone involved in the Iranian nuclear negotiations has expressed optimism about meeting the November 24 deadline for a comprehensive agreement. The Iranian and U.S. governments are continuing to meet regularly — most recently last week in Vienna — but there are few signs of meaningful progress.
10-10-2014 – MESOP – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Thursday that Tehran and Turkey are in consultation over the situation in the Kurdish city, noting that the Islamic Republic has warned Turkey against ground operations in Syria. According to Press TV he added that negotiations over the situation in Syria are going on with Tehran and Ankara trying to find a solution to the crisis in Kobani. “During our preliminary consultations with Turkey, we have found out that this country does not seek escalation of crisis in the region and we hope it would play a positive role in this regard,” the Iranian deputy foreign minister added.
MESOP : AFTER A SO CALLED ‘PEACE PROCESS” IN TURKEY NOW ANOTHER FAKE PROCESS WITH TEHRAN ? REMEMBER GHASSEMLOU !
Kurdish PDKI and Komala reject claims of having negotiated with Iran
October 10, 2014 – SLÊMANÎ, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— On October 7, 2014, Iranian intelligence minister Mahmoud Alawi appeared before the parliament and claimed that his ministry had negotiated with the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) and Komala. PDKI and Komala immediately issued a statement, describing Alawi’s claim as false. According to PDKI and Komala, no meetings between them and the Iranian regime have taken place. “Since the Islamic Republic’s policies toward the Kurdish nation have not changed, there is no need for such meetings,” the statement reads.
MESOP : NOW THE MULLAH’S SENDS BOOTS TO THE GROUND INCLUDING THEIR TERROR-MASTER QASEM SOLEIMANI (WITH COMPLIMENTS BY PUK)
Iran op-ed asks Soleimani to defend Kobani
8-10-2014 – Al Monitor – The advancement of the Islamic State group (IS) militants on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani near the Syria-Turkey border has alarmed many Iranian citizens, resulting in protests and even an op-ed by an Iranian news site asking the head of Iran’s Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, to take action.
Other Iranian Kurdish opposition groups are split on the KDPI’s new armed campaign against Iran.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—RUDAW – 2.10.2014 – A Kurdish rebel group’s battles with Iran is drawing a mixed response from other opposition groups that have pledged to lay down their arms against the Islamic Republic.
September 23, 2014 - THE XX COMMITTEE – (…) The transformation of Turkey, a frontline state which possesses the second-largest army in the Atlantic Alliance, into something like a frenemy on a good day, from any Western viewpoint, has led to awkward questions about what’s really going on in Ankara. These have been asked for years, with whispers mounting about covert Iranian influence at the highest levels of politics and security in Turkey, but it’s been easy to dismiss much of this as evidence-free conspiracy-mongering of the sort beloved by Turks of all political colorations. Yet there is now convincing proof that Tehran indeed has a disturbing degree of secret influence in Turkey’s ruling circles.
28.09.2014 – Truska Sadiqi – BasNews, Iran – After a number of intensive clashes between the Peshmerga of Iranian Kurdistan and the Iranian Army, one Peshmerga and an Iranian Army commander have been killed.
MESOP PORTRAIT : Mustafa Hijri: “Iran’s military doctrine is aggressive, not defensive” (KDP – Iran)
25-9-2014 – In an article, published on PDKI’s official website Kurdistanmedia.org, Kurdish leader Mustafa Hijri raises questions on a classified Defense Department assessment on Iran’s military doctrine. The Pentagon report, delivered to Congress on July 7, has leaked to the press. The thrust of the report, which departs from Pentagon’s previous assessments of Iran’s military posture, describes Iran’s military doctrine as “defensive” rather than “aggressive.” In his thought-provoking article, Mr. Hijri questions this conclusion.
MESOP : NEWS FROM THE IRANIAN “DIALOGUE PARTNERS” : Commander Vows IRGC’s Firm Response to Threats to Iran’s Kurdistan Security
TEHRAN (FNA)- 19-9-2014 – A senior regional commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps underlined that the IRGC will give a resolute response to anyone threat to the security of Iran’s Kurdistan region.”We will not allow the disruptors of security to emerge in (Iran’s) Kurdistan region,” Commander of the IRGC Beit ol-Moqaddas Corps Brigadier General Mohammad Hossein Rajabi told reporters in the western city of Sanandaj on Friday.