Even a casual observer can see that Iran and Turkey are not honest about their actions in the international arena.
These two states have long been preparing for jihad worldwide.
The Turks have long supported the jihad in the North Caucasus, and Iran supports Hizballah.
Most recently a partner of Iran and Turkey in the Caucasus-Azerbaijan has announced the construction of a new road linking Azerbaijan with Turkey. And the establishment of a branch of the “Pasha Bank” in Tbilisi. “Pasha Bank” is the largest bank in Azerbaijan. The other day in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku there was a conference in the hotel “Europe” of the terrorist organization IHH, which addressed the topic of establishing relations with other similar organizations. And it all took place against the background of the construction of a railroad connecting Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.
There is further evidence that Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkey are increasingly trying to expand their influence in the region. The Azerbaijan oil company “Sokar” intends to build a refinery in Turkey for 5.5 billion in U.S. dollars. It should be said that the company “Sokar” has an excellent relationship with the Iranian President.
Azerbaijan and Turkey have put many millions of dollars into Georgia’s economy to create projects that will help Iran legitimize its finances in the West.
These projects are long-ripened in the minds of jihadists. In 1997, after the war in Chechnya, there came to Tbilisi in Georgia from Iran via Azerbaijan one of the Vice Chairmen of the Anti-Terrorist Center of the Chechen Republic, Hunkar Pasha Israpilov. He ostensibly came on business.
At a meeting with representatives of law enforcement bodies of Georgia, and several businessmen, he showed a few hundred-dollar bills, said that the money was from Iran and asked law enforcement officials to verify their authenticity. In Georgia, they were convinced that the notes were genuine.
Grinning, the “guest” of Iran said that they were actually fake bills that were printed in Iran on a printing press that the Iranians had seized during the war with Iraq, taking it from supporters of Saddam Hussein. The “guest” also said that similar banknotes were available in Turkey. Chechens now have to aid the country’s economy by laundering this money.
I do not know whether the treaty took place then, but the fact is that today many branches of Iranian and Turkish banks have opened in Georgia and the Caucasus. And through them comes the funding for projects such as railway and auto lines connecting Iran and Turkey, and many other economic projects.
A few days ago, Turkey and Iran refused to purchase Russian gas. There are reasonable conditions to ensure that Turkey will receive Iranian gas through the territory of Georgia.
Two Israeli businessmen, Ronn Fuchs and Zeev Frenkel, who wanted to recover ownership of the Baku-Supsa pipeline, which was illegally confiscated from them in 1996, went to court against the Georgian authorities. And they won their case in the International Court of Arbitration. They were then illegally arrested and have spent the last year in a Georgian prison.
According to them, Georgia prison officials jeered at them and fed them pork (which is contrary to their religion). They awakened them several times at night to search their cell, and did not give them drugs that had been prescribed by a physician. In prison Zeev Frenkel had a myocardial infarction.
These two elderly businessmen repeatedly asked the President, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for help. But despite support and letters from senior officials, their position is still unchanged.