epa03878004 Iranian revolutionary guard soldiers march during the annual military parade marking the Iraqi invasion in 1980, which led to an eight-year-long war (1980-1988) in Tehran, Iran, 22 September 2013. Iranian president Hasan Rowhani said that Iran only wants to end the civil war in Syria for avoiding a new escalation of violence in the Middle East. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) – The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), an elite service branch within the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, will not partake in any military operation alongside Turkey against armed rebels of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), according to the organisation’s own press office.

Speculation that this might happen began on Monday after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan disclosed that he had been in talks with Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri regarding possible bilateral military action by the two nations against PKK insurgents.

The IRGC statement insisted that although the armed service does not “conduct operations abroad”, it will nonetheless “confront any person or group that will seek to have influence on Iran’s territory” as well as “oppose any attempt to commit a terrorist attack inside [Iran].”

The recent visit by Iran’s Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri to Turkey for the discussing of strategic matters represents one of the highest level meetings of its kind in the history of bilateral military cooperation the two nations.

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Daeshbags Sux
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Clever decision!
And even a clear mug’s game as for Erdolf, YPG=PKK…
A way to draw Iran at fighting YPG and opening the way to hammering Iran…

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Some don’t get the trap behind this 😉

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Of course Iran will not directly cooperate with Turkey militarily. Turkey is a NATO member and a close ally of the USA. Turkey also buys weapons and conducts business with Israel. Although Iran and Turkey do share some common ground when it comes to separatist groups like the PKK, in the end, they have conflicting agenda’s in the region.

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Turkey wasn’t far to be dumped from NATO. Weren’t they in a strategic location, they’d be out for a while.
NATO’s a dead man walking. EU is creating the EU-Army. 1st budget has been voted : €41M (nearly all in R&D), it is planned to grow to €250bln.
The cumulated budget of all EU countries’ armies is €223bln BTW.

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The Iranians are in reality putting KRG under notice, that the combined Turkey- Iran military alliance is specifically going to nip in the bud any attempts to establish a secessionist state , as appendage of the US-Israel strategy.

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Hum, actually, it’s more the EU to be pleased by the idea of a Kurdish state : US interfered later.
1st, it’s typical European values having people deciding of their own fate.
2nd, The idea of a buffer state filled with badass Kurds that fucking hate the shitlamists is a very pleasing idea, especially with Erdogan Nazi+Ottoman dreams and the sectarian regimes on the other side.
Actually, Israeli and US interests are not the same. This is more than obvious when you don’t leave the usual biases interfering your analysis…

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