Military Operation in Syria to Complicate Matters, Iran Warns Turkey

Military Operation in Syria to Complicate Matters, Iran Warns Turkey

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran understands Turkey’s concerns about the security threats arising from Syria, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said, reminding Ankara that resorting to military operations would not resolve the problems but complicate the situation.

The Iranian foreign minister and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in a telephone conversation on Tuesday talked about the escalation of tensions and military clashes along the common borders of Turkey and Syria.

Amirabdollahian said Iran understands Turkey’s security concerns and the need to address them, noting that the resolution of problems requires continued security negotiations between Ankara and Damascus.

The Iranian foreign minister underlined that Turkey’s resort to ground military operation in Syria would not only not help settle the problems, but would cause harms and further complicate the situation.

He also expressed Iran’s readiness to provide whatever assistance for the political settlement of the problems between Turkey and Syria.

For his part, Cavusoglu expounded on the ongoing developments and Turkey’s stances on those issues.

He also praised Iran’s constructive role and stressed the need to proceed with the contacts.

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