Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) meets President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Nov. 26.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) meets President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Nov. 26.

Rouhani, Turkish FM Discuss Regional Security

Rouhani, Turkish FM Discuss Regional Security

The president attached high importance to regular political consultations between the two neighbors, saying it can help promote peace in West Asia.
Rouhani said regional security should be the focus of these consultations, as “the region is in a critical situation.”
“If important regional powers stand by each other, issues in Iraq and Syria can be solved without any need for outsiders,” he said, adding that Iran and Turkey are in agreement over how to assist West Asian nations.
Cavusoglu said his country is determined to deepen its Iran ties, saying the two states should devote efforts to lift bilateral trade to $30 billion.
The senior Turkish diplomat praised Iran’s “constructive and valuable” role in the international arena and highlighted the need for an effective fight against terrorism to restore peace to the region.
“Protecting territorial integrity and national unity in Iraq and Syria will benefit Iran, Turkey and regional stability,” he said.
“In regional conflicts, western governments are largely pursuing their own interests,” he said. “Political settlement [in Syria] and a joint fight against terrorist groups [operating there] are essential.”
Later in the day, the top Turkish diplomat called on Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Iran is an ally of the Syrian government in its campaign against militants wishing to bring it down, while Turkey has been a supporter of militants.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/baiY8b
  1. https://goo.gl/R5y7e0
  • https://goo.gl/ZsPtXp
  • https://goo.gl/WsEYhj
  • https://goo.gl/HtzZWD
  • https://goo.gl/dp3rEa

You can also read ...

Rice: Scrapping  Iran Deal Would Be Sheer Folly
Susan Rice, the former national security advisor to former US...
Iran Closes Airspace to Kurdistan  Region at Baghdad’s Request
Iran on Sunday announced a halt of air traffic to and from...
Funeral for IRGC Martyr on Sept. 27
A funeral procession for an Iranian military advisor who was...
Mohammad Javad Zarif
The US is in no position to verify Tehran's compliance with...
US Forces Wary of Confronting IRGC
The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Naval...
Military Stages Drills Near Northwest Border
The Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps have...
France Seeks UN Report on Iran's Ballistic Missile Launch
France said on Saturday it was extremely concerned by Iran’s...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Enter the characters shown in the image.