Jun 28, 2022 14:30 UTC
  • Israeli presence ‘ominous’ for regional countries: FM

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says he has cautioned his Turkish counterpart about the Israeli regime’s “ominous” presence for regional countries, some of which have invited Israelis in and normalized their ties with the regime since 2020.

According to Press TV, Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in an Instagram post after his Monday meeting with Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara.

“I straightforwardly voiced Iran’s sensitivities about Israel and cautioned [Cavusoglu] in a brotherly manner that the regime’s presence is definitely ominous for the countries of the region,” Amir-Abdollahian wrote.

“Though, no doubt, Turkey has not withdrawn its support for the liberation of al-Quds so far and will never do so Inshallah (God willing),” he added.

Amir-Abdollahian arrived in Turkey on an official visit on Monday to discuss the promotion of bilateral ties and exchange views on regional developments.

During an earlier joint press conference with Cavusoglu, Amir-Abdollahian said the illegal Zionist entity is the number one enemy of the Muslim world.

The Foreign Ministry dismissed Lapid’s allegations as “baseless,” saying such claims are part of the regime’s attempts to deflect public opinion from its terrorist acts in Palestine.

In his Instagram post, Amir-Abdollahian said the two sides also discussed developments in Syria and Turkey’s security issues concerning the Arab country, adding that “Iran understands Turkey’s concerns over its security, but we believe that we can allay such consternation peacefully through negotiations.”