Political paradoxes characterize the foreign policy of Barack Obama.
Paradoxically, Sunni Turkey, in spite of its religious, political, cultural differences, is becoming an ally of Shiite Iran. Who could imagine this 20 years ago? Despite the financial, economic, and oil sanctions, Turkey has become one of the most important partners of Iran.
A few days ago, representatives of the Iranian Central Bank said that they had found a way to circumvent the financial blockade. According to them, soon the banking system of Iran would be ready to operate without SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications). If at first glance this seems foolish, look at what really the Islamic Republic of Iran, together with its new friends, is really doing.
Imports of Turkish gold to Iran in April rose fourfold, compared to the same month in 2011, the Turkish Institute of Statistics said on Friday.
The Deputy Chairman of the Association of Turkish Miners, Ismet Sivrioglu, believed that Iran’s purchase of large quantities of gold may be associated with political and economic instability in the country.
“The economic situation in Iran is extremely unstable, so the growing demand for gold is not surprising. Iranians are trying to convert their cash reserves into gold as a more reliable tool storage reserve,” said Sivrioglu.
According to the Institute of Statistics of Turkey, in April 2012, Turkey exported to Iran 26 tons of gold valued at $1.2 billion.
In April 2011, Iran imported from Turkey 300 kilograms of gold.
On the other hand, Sivrioglu believes that given the numerous economic sanctions against Iran, perhaps Tehran intends to pay its way at the international level through gold.
According to the chairman of the Competition Council of Iran, Jamshid Pazhuyana, there is nothing surprising about the increase in gold exports to Iran from Turkey.
In the domestic market of Iran there is a growing demand for gold. Thus the Central Bank of Iran previously put up for sale the gold coin Bahar-e Azadi, which was sold with a deposit.
“The Central Bank sold gold by means of the following system: first the buyer pays for the gold that he intends to purchase, then after a while he gets his hands on it,” said Pazhuyan.
Perhaps because of the growing demand for gold, Iran has begun to import more gold from other countries that sell their own gold reserves.
“Importing large amounts of gold given the current gold market position of Iran, when the demand and prices are on the rise, is surprising, and has no relation to sanctions against the country,” said Pazhuyan.
As the Iranian news agency Ä°RNA previously reported, according to recent data, the Iranians are buying gold in the amount of 300 tons a year. Today, one dollar is 17,600 riyals, the cost of a gold coin Bahar Azadi is 386 dollars.
But gold in Iran must somehow be imported. There are several ways to import gold: by ground, air and sea. Iran can sell oil for gold. If bank transfers can be stopped, how can the exchange of gold for oil be stopped? Turkey gives Iran the gold. Maybe this is the payment for nuclear technology?
In any case, Secretary of State Clinton will have something to think about during a visit to Turkey. In addition to this, we can say that Iran has completed the construction of a new space center, from which Iranian-made satellites will be launched into Earth orbit, according to the Associated Press.
As the Minister of Defense, General Ahmad Wahidi, explained, the new space center is named in honor of the famous Iranian spiritual and political leader and leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini. The general did not say where the new platform for space launches is. The statement from Wahidi was the first confirmation by the authorities in the press about the construction of a space launch facility. A space rocket can be converted into an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Iran has enriched uranium for military purposes, Iran has space technology, Iran is storing up gold. Is not it a paradox that, despite these facts, some still doubt Iran? And on what basis do you think that the Islamic world will stop only with Iranian nuclear weapons?
Even worse than the Turks, other Muslim countries have ambitions. The Saudis have already said that if Iran has nuclear weapons, they will also begin to develop them. And this is the beginning of a new arms race for Islamic nuclear superiority. This is not a child with matches in his hand. This is abnormal people armed with faith in Allah, who do not appreciate life and have a terrible weapon.
They all have a purpose and we know it: eradicate Jewish-Christian civilization. Pakistan’s nuclear missiles threaten India, and Iran will threaten the world. Turkish missiles will perhaps be directed against Armenia.
However, it is paradoxical that the Iranian ayatollah proudly speaks of awakening the Muslims of Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Turkey. Yet I hear the same words from the leaders of the Western world.
The chairman of the Parliament of Iran has openly stated that now is the time for the unification of Muslims. Maybe he means they should join forces in developing nuclear weapons? If Islamic economies are united, why not unite scientists? When there is a common goal, Islamic supremacy, you can forget about the quarrels and disagreements.
Maybe it’s time to build a nuclear bunkers? Or stock up on groceries, because the Iranian regime will only continue to try to gain possession of nuclear weapons.