Insecurity, tension only outcome of Israeli activities in region: Amir-Abdollahian
Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian warns that certain activities by the “fake Zionist regime” have only resulted in increased insecurity in the region.
In a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara late Monday night, Amir-Abdollahian said the outcome of certain Israeli activities across the region, especially in states surrounding Iran, was insecurity and sedition.
He also reaffirmed Iran’s support for the Palestinian cause.
Elsewhere, the FM outlined Iran’s principled stance on the developments in Syria and said the crisis there can solely be solved through political approaches and avoidance of any military action.
The top Iranian diplomat expressed Tehran’s readiness to help facilitate negotiations in an attempt to reduce security concerns in the war-ravaged country.
The comments came weeks after Ankara renewed threats of a new military campaign in northern Syria against Kurdish militants that Turkey views as “terrorists” who endanger its national security.
Amir-Abdollahian further briefed the Turkish president on the latest situation of the talks aimed at reviving the 2015 agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which the US abandoned in defiance of international criticism.
The Iranian foreign minister reiterated the country’s seriousness in achieving a “good, reliable and endurable” deal with the parties to the JCPOA if the United States pursues realistic approaches and avoids excessive demands.
The Turkish president, for his part, said his country attaches importance to issues related to Palestine, al-Quds and al-Aqsa Mosque.
He added that Palestine is an important issue of the Muslim world, urging Muslim nations to foster unity in this regard.
Erdogan stressed the importance of improving relations with Iran and expressed hope that he would pay a visit to Tehran at an appropriate time.