Obama, Erdogan discuss Iran, Syria

2012-01-14 14:00

Washington - President Barack Obama spoke by telephone Friday with Turkey's Prime Minister Recip Erdogan about the situation in Syria and Iran's nuclear programme, the White House said.

"They agreed that the US and Turkey should continue to support the legitimate demands for democracy for the Syrian people and condemned the brutal action of the Assad regime," it said in a statement.

"The two leaders discussed Iran's nuclear programme and how Iran should engage with the international community in this regard," it said.

The conversation - their first of the New Year - comes amid escalating tensions with Iran over its nuclear programmes and diplomatic efforts to step up the pressure on the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad to stop the killing of anti-government protesters.

The White House said Obama and Erdogan also discussed the democratic transition in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • jansteyn4 - 2012-01-14 17:06

    The Zionist controlled genocidal scum is about to lay waste to another Mideast Country. We are so distracted by the banksters noose around our necks we don't notice the 1% via their puppets is rapidly taking control of most of the world. It is their stated goal to reduce the world's population by about 80%. Codex, wars, pharma, HAARP, religion ect have been the method. Now they seem hellbent on starting a Nuclear holocaust. We are bound by material possessions with the debt it incurs. We have to take back what the 1% have stolen from us. A good place to start will be to join in the protest on Monday against the secrecy law. This law is patently being put in place to hide corruption. Basta!

      Barry - 2012-01-14 19:17

      This article is not about Israel. It is about how the USA can terrorize the world economically. Sure, Israel is the only lap dog of the USA in the middle ease, but let us focus on the subject in the article ?

  • Rodebaard - 2012-01-14 20:50

    @jansteyn4: I think you may need some prozac. Isn't it kind of hypocritical for someone using an Afrikaans sounding name to accuse others of being genocidal? Also, it may serve you more to read genuine history books, not pamphlets. Your letter is an embarassment to all of South Africa. Clearly you have not read much history. May I suggest you start with the Old Testament? Afterwards, read about the Armenian genocide (undertaken by the Turks). Then read about the Herero people (killed by Germans to the tune of tens of thousands). Meanwhile check under your bed for Mossad agents who may be trying to get you to buy things you don't need in order to control you.

      Pdevillet - 2012-01-15 10:29

      most genocides been committed by power hungry,greedy, psychopath politicians and religious zealots regardless of their color or creed ,the world would be much better off without them,so what's new here?

  • rowen.loretz - 2012-01-15 14:06

    All I can say is that WW3 is on the doorstep and a nuclear holocast may be the game of the day. US can't be bullying countries anymore because China and Russia don't like that. When US attacks Iran we will have world war!

      rowen.loretz - 2012-01-15 14:08

      The US are trying different war tactics to avoid real is persuing economic warefare, cyberwarefare ect ect...but that won't work for too long before someone blows the lid.

  • Tshembani T Mhlengwe Mabasa - 2013-06-25 10:51

    iran wont be bullied easely,thats why israel is scared to attack first,iran is not like palestine or lebanon,their army is geting stronger day by day

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