Iranian MP: Turkey becomes US messenger
Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr. 2/ Trend /D.Khatinoglu/
A member of the Foreign Policy and National Security Commission of Iranian Parliament Esmaeel Kosari said that Turkey serves as the United States and Israel's messenger and mediator, ILNA reported.
"The Turkish government will be hated by its citizens if it continues this role", he said.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Tehran on Wednesday for talks on Iran's nuclear programme.
Erdogan held talks about Iran with U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday in South Korea, raising speculation Turkey was taking a message from Washington to Tehran, some western media outlets reported.
Ergogan met Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during his visit to Tehran. After concluding his visit, Turkey held a Syrians' Friends' conference.
During the conference, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conferred with Turkey's prime minister about his nuclear discussions with Iran as the United States began intensively preparing for a round of negotiations between Tehran and world powers taking place within two weeks, Today's Zaman reported on Sunday.
The meeting came a day after Clinton announced that İstanbul would host the April 13 talks on Iran's uranium enrichment programme which have taken on added urgency amid speculation that Israel or the US could take military action later this year. Clinton made clear Saturday that time is running out for diplomacy.
Kosari said that Turkey should change its direction from the 'arrogant countries'.
Some Western countries and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are worried that Iran's nuclear programme has hidden military aspects. Iran rejects their claims saying its nuclear programme is aimed at power production and other peaceful purposes.
The last round of negotiation between Iran and the UN Security Council's permanent members (United States, Britain, France, Russia, China) plus Germany was held in January 2011 in Istanbul without any result.