I have something to tell Iranian president - Turkish PM
I have something to tell the Iranian president, Turkish Prime Minister Rejep Tayyub Erdogan stated on board of an airliner flying from Greece to Azerbaijan, Trend reports citing the Turkish media.
A meeting with the Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejdet will be held by the beginning of the 9th meeting of the heads of state and governments of the ECO member-state at Irans request.
Erdogan reminded that though Tehran states on transparency of its actions the head of International Agency for Nuclear Power, Muhammad Al-Baradei urges the contrary, he underlined.
The Turkish PM also touched upon the results of the visit of the US Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rise to Ankara. Meanwhile, Rice requested support on Iranian issue, Erdogan noted, adding that he would inform the head of state about Rices ideas.
The same time he noted that there were no reasons for suspending the relationships with Turkey and Iran. There is no UN resolution on this issue, the Turkish PM underlined. Ankara is ready to obey the UN Security Council resolutions.
Erdogan noted that the amount of goods turnover between Turkey and Iran is $5bn. The history of our relationships is based on many-century history. Why should we cease the mutual relationships? Concrete reasons are needed in this respect, Turkish PM stressed.