Iran, Turkey should help regional nations: Ahmadinejad
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that helping the regional nations for conducting reforms and gaining access to justice and freedom without the interference of the westerners is a historical responsibility of both Iran and Turkey, IRNA reported.
President Ahmadinejad made the remark in a telephone conversation with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday.
"Iran and Turkey should have closer bilateral cooperation in order to help the regional countries have more access to freedom, democracy and justice," President Ahmadinejad added.
Emphasizing that the interference of the regional countries will make the regional issues more complicated, the president thanked Prime Minister Erdogan for his firm stances regarding interference of NATO forces and big powers in the affairs of the Middle East and North African countries.
"The meddling of the US and European countries in the region is unacceptable because the regional issues cannot be resolved with western solutions. The regional issues can be solved by Islamic methods so that the nations will their objectives and no one be harmed," President Ahmadinejad added.
Referring to the fact that democracy, freedom and justice are the rights of the people and all people should have equal access to them, he said that the interference of "arrogant powers" in developing countries on the pretext of bringing justice and establishing democracy to them deteriorates the situation as it can be seen in Libya.
"If mediators had been deployed in Libya instead of military force, the situation of that country would have undoubtedly been much better than what it is now," President Ahmadinejad added.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his part said that the standpoint of the Islamic Republic of Iran on regional issues is particularly very important.
"Tehran and Ankara can take effective measures in resolving most of the regional issues," Erdogan added.