Namık Kemal Zeybek, the Turkish politician and the current Chairman of the Democratic Party, was quoted as saying that any attempt to invade Iran will bring a complete disintegration of the United States.Zeybek pointed out the 8 years long Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s to justify his argument.
Zeybek argued that Iran was able to successfully defend its territory even when its army was in a very unorganized stated. On the other hand, the Iraqi military was much more technologically advanced and was supported by the NATO members, including the US.
Zeybek said that considerable friction exists between the Republican dominated Southern states and the Democrat dominated Northern and Pacific states on many federal policies, including the international military interventions. He also argued that the Republican states may even secede from the Union, if the difference in opinion crosses a certain limit.
Ali Babacan, the Turkish deputy prime minister and senior Justice and Development Party (AKP) politician also voiced similar concerns about the American intervention. Speaking on behalf of the government, he said that Turkey will not be providing any assistance in the case of invasion. While attending the Aspen Bosporus Dialogue Conference in Istanbul, he rooted for diplomacy as a means to solve the tensions related to the Iranian nuclear problem. He said that the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council should immediately start talks with the Iranians and the stalemate should be resolved amicably to all sides.
The United States, along with its ally Israel had earlier accused the Iranians for their nuclear programme. According to the Western authorities, Iran’s nuclear programme is having non-civilian objectives, and can even be used for the manufacturing of weapons of mass destruction. Iran has denied the allegations. However, the Iranian authorities have warned that any attempt by the US to attack their nuclear facilities or other defence installations will be responded with similar strikes on American allies. Even a possibility of a 3rd world war could not be ruled out, according to the Islamic Republic’s defence experts.