The U.S. Department of State said that Turkey has the right to conduct its own investigation into the Israeli raid on the six-ship flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza which resulted in killing of nine activists.
Assistant Secretary Philip Crowley said at a daily briefing, "it was a Turkish vessel that was boarded and certainly Turkey has the right to investigate what happened on that ship."
Upon another question about Iran, Crowley said, "we have the same strategic goal that Turkey and Brazil have in preventing the emergence of a nuclear Iran. We do disagree on tactics. We do have a disagreement about whether the Tehran declaration provided a sufficient opening that would put a pause on the other track. Our view, and the view of the P-5 1, was that the only way to really significantly push Iran towards diplomacy was, in fact, to pass this resolution."
"We respect the fact that Turkey and Brazil have a different point of view. We are disappointed that they did not join the rest of the consensus within the Council. But we will continue to work with them as we continue to press Iran to come forward and answer the questions that we all have about its nuclear program," he added.
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