Russia hints politics to blame in Iran arms delay

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
March 2, 2010 17:15

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish politicians fear if a US congressional panel recognizes the World War-I era killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide, that would not only damage ties with its longtime US ally but hurt US-led efforts to help Turkey end a century of enmity with archrival Armenia.

Ahead of Thursday's vote at the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, Turkey issued blunt warnings urging the Congress to "act with responsibility," and its lawmakers lobbied in Washington against yet another resolution on the stinging issue.

A positive vote would allow the resolution to be considered by the full House. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she will wait to see the committee result before deciding whether to bring it up for vote.

At stake is friendly US ties with Turkey, NATO's sole Muslim member, which is a key supply route for US troops in Iraq. Turkey is also a symbolically important member of the US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan, even though Turkish forces only patrol the Afghan capital and do not fight the Taliban, fearing a backlash from Muslims.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 14, 2018
IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot holds evaluation meeting at Gaza Division

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF