Iran to continue consulting with Turkey on Syria - spokesman

Iran to continue consulting with Turkey on Syria - spokesman

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ramin Mehmanparast stressed here on Thursday that Iran and Turkey are committed to continue consulting on Syria crisis, IRNA reported.

He made the remarks in a press conference in Turkey's Trabzon province.

'No country has the right to decide about the destiny of the Syrian nation; Iran's six- point plan for resolution of Syrian crisis is the best peaceful plan which guarantees Syrian nation's rights; all countries should help the resolution of Syrian crisis through a democratic process and prevent western countries' interference.'

Answering a question about why Syrian government defends itself towards armed terrorist groups, Mehmanparast noted that any other country, including Turkey will definitely defend itself against the terrorist groups and will not allow foreign states to recognize terrorists or interfere in its internal affairs.

'Western states' support for armed terrorist groups should be prevented and if not that will become a common approach for them and they would arm similar groups in other countries, too.'

Spokesman asserted that despite some differences, Turkey and Iran have joint stance towards various political issues.

'Middle East is facing new developments including people's demand for participation in a democratic process for determining their destiny; Ankara and Tehran should help the resolution of crisis in some regional countries; foreign powers are not able to damage good relations between the two states.'

He added that halting the violations can prepare the ground for national dialogue and the establishment of transitional government in Syria.

'All countries should support free election under the supervision of international institutions there and respect the result of such an election; the armed terrorist groups who are fighting the Syrian government are 50 to 200 thousand people and they do not represent Syria's 22 million populations; western countries' opposition towards election in Syria is because of their concern about the defeat of armed terrorist groups in a democratic process.'

Mehmanparast expressed surprise at the recent claim made by Turkish Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin about Iran's logistical support for the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and noted that Iran and Turkey have joint security cooperation against this terrorist group.

Pointing to Tehran's support for Afghan and Iraqi refugees in the past three decades, he noted that 'Iran is ready to aid Syrian refugees'.

'Sanctions against Iran under the pretext of its peaceful nuclear activities are illegal and the halt in Tehran's nuclear program will not stop their hostility towards Iranian nation; Iran would change the sanctions into opportunity.'

Spokesperson underlined the expansion of bilateral relations between the two countries in all areas and in particular in the field of economy.

Mehmanparast had also a meeting with governor-general of Trabzon province in Turkey on Thursday.

In this meeting, he told governor general of Trabzon that its advisable for both sides to get news about each other directly without relying on western sources.

'Volume of trade exchanges between the two countries is on the rise; western sanctions might leave very slight impacts on the two sides' economic cooperation, but they will never affect mutual cooperation between Iran and Turkey; economic sanctions on Iran's banking system have backfired, bringing economic prosperity to the country.'

'The US and Zionist regime have masterminded various plots against Iran in the past 34 years,' he said, adding that they have disrupted the tranquility of the whole region.

Comments made by Iranian officials on deployment of Patriot missiles in Turkey underline the fact that this might lead to more presence of aliens in the region, Mehmanparast said.

Presence of aliens can destabilize the region and put the security of regional countries at risk, he added.

'We believe that the Zionist regime and its supporters are trying to create chaos in the region,' spokesman noted.

During his stay in Turkey, Mehmanparast is slated to confer with the country's high ranking officials on issues of mutual interests.

It should be noted that Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

Thousands of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

In October 2011, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of increasing unrests in Syria.

Subscribe to Trend in Google News! Subscribe
Turkish President to pay visit to Qatar in December
Turkish President to pay visit to Qatar in December
Pakistan expects $3 billion reserves deposit from Saudi in days
Pakistan expects $3 billion reserves deposit from Saudi in days
Use of Sputnik Light as booster jab for all vaccines approved in UAE
Use of Sputnik Light as booster jab for all vaccines approved in UAE
Loading Bars
Italian Embassy expresses condolences to Azerbaijan over military helicopter crash
Georgian economy grows 6.9% in October 2021
Turkish President to pay visit to Qatar in December
Capacity of crashed military helicopter of Azerbaijan's State Security Service was 24 people
Manual counting of 29% of protocols show that 7 parties may enter Kyrgyz Parliament
AZAL plane makes emergency landing in Baku
Pakistan seeking to increase trade routes on border with Iran
UN Resident Coordinator expresses condolences over military helicopter crash in Azerbaijan
Any outside influence as cause of helicopter crash out of question - head of Azerbaijani State Border Service
Coordination Headquarters holds another meeting in Azerbaijan (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan's First Deputy Prosecutor General talks investigation, following helicopter crash
Former Turkish PM expresses condolences over helicopter crash in Azerbaijan
French ambassador expresses condolences over crash of military helicopter in Azerbaijan
UK's Ambassador expresses condolences over crash of military helicopter in Azerbaijan
Organization of Turkic States expresses condolences to Azerbaijan due to helicopter crash
Israeli ambassador expresses condolences to Azerbaijan over helicopter crash
Iranian Foreign Ministry expresses condolences to Azerbaijan over helicopter crash
Helicopter crashed while landing at Garaheybat training center – Azerbaijani State Border Service
Status of martyr to be assigned to those killed in plane crash in Azerbaijan (VIDEO)
Turkish President Erdogan holds phone talks with President Ilham Aliyev
President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva give instructions on burial of those killed in helicopter crash
Witnesses of helicopter crash being questioned in Azerbaijan – First Deputy Prosecutor General
Turkish Minister of National Defense expresses condolences to Azerbaijani Defense Minister
Flight recorder of crashed military helicopter found in Azerbaijan
Pakistani companies may partake in restoration of Azerbaijan's liberated territories (PHOTO)
Iran looks to boost its energy trade through Economic Cooperation Organization
Iran's ties with Economic Cooperation Organization to boost country's cargo transit
Azerbaijan excludes any outside interference following deadly helicopter crash
IRENEX shares data on sales of Iranol Oil Company
Gas swap agreement is mutually beneficial for Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkmenistan - experts
ICIEC Signs MOU with Japan's Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI)
Israel's Bezeq Q3 profit up, raises full year outlook
Iran seeks to boost trade ties with Turkmenistan
Pakistan expects $3 billion reserves deposit from Saudi in days
Iran eyes to commission 12 new metro stations in Tehran
Oxford University says no evidence yet that vaccines won't protect against severe disease from Omicron
SOCAR’s STAR Refinery reduces crude oil imports
Iran remains optimistic about Vienna nuclear talks
FMs of Azerbaijan, Turkey hold phone talk
Turkmenistan's crude oil supplies to Turkey down
Azerbaijan's oil export volume down in 10M2021
Footage from crash scene of military helicopter of Azerbaijan’s State Fire Service (PHOTO/VIDEO)
U.S. Int'l Development Finance Corporation provides financing to Bank of Georgia for SMEs support
Kazakhstan boosts crude oil exports to Turkey
Iran's president to speak before parliament
Kazakhstan increases trade with Turkey over 9M2021
Use of Sputnik Light as booster jab for all vaccines approved in UAE
Cargo transportation via internal waters up in Kazakhstan
Central Bank of Azerbaijan reveals amount of sold foreign currency
Azerbaijan shares data on number of vaccinated citizens
Azerbaijan confirms 1,678 more COVID-19 cases, 1,934 recoveries
Azerbaijan opens criminal case on crash of military helicopter of State Border Service
Iran extends condolences to Azerbaijan over military helicopter crash
Turkey talks ongoing support in demining Azerbaijan's liberated lands
Azerbaijan reveals names of dead and wounded in military helicopter crash
Iran beats sets new domestic record regarding transit of goods
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva express condolences to families of those killed in crash of military helicopter of State Border Service
Georgian, Ukrainian, and Moldovan PMs hold meeting in Brussels
Alliance Logistics talks potential of Zangazur corridor in increasing goods transit via Azerbaijan
Uzbek Statistics Committee reveals amount of construction work done for 10M2021
Volume of gas transportation to Turkey via TANAP disclosed
Several Azerbaijani organizations address citizens on omicron coronavirus variant
It is important to cooperate with such partners as Azerbaijan - Head of EU Delegation
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for November 30
Kazakhstan’s oil-producing company to buy batteries via tender
Azerbaijan unveils numbers of mine incidents due to illegal entry into liberated lands
Turkish MoD expresses condolences to Azerbaijan on military helicopter crash victims
Russia, Italy discuss situation in South Caucasus
Georgian Government to co-op with private sector – Business Association
UK health chief says no indication of Omicron wave so far
SOCAR Turkey forecasts growth in its total revenues for 2021
Webinar conference held for youth from Central Asia (PHOTO)
Export prices of Georgian apples increase
Azerbaijani State Customs Committee comments on alleged reduction of $300 limit for orders from abroad
Kazakhstan sees increase in pension savings
Volume of loans issued by private banks of Uzbekistan increases over year
Iran shares import data
Money transfers via Kazakhstan National Bank's payment systems down
Iran increases sale of state assets
Nepal unveils first shock table facility built with Indian aid
Non-OPEC crude oil supply to continue upward trend by 2023
Iran eyes manufacturing goods in Syria, exporting final products to third countries
Azerbaijan to launch social package in 2022 – minister
UAE's ADNOC to supply full crude volumes to Asia buyers in Feb
Azerbaijani president signs order to erect monument to famous poet in Baku
President Ilham Aliyev receives Pakistani Defense Production Minister (VIDEO)
Azerbaijan repairs Shaki ferry ship at Zigh Ship Repair and Construction Yard
Azerbaijan reveals electricity generated by power plants in October 2021
Kazakhstan's banks increase lending over 10M2021
Azerbaijan to develop single mobile app for various types of insurance – Central Bank
AZAL discloses reason for Baku-Nakhchivan flight delay
Georgia’s potato exports to Central Asia up
Russia records 32,648 new daily coronavirus cases, lowest number since Oct 15
Uzbekistan shares data on loan portfolio of its banks in 10M2021
Iran eyes increase in value of exports – IRICA
Georgia’s hazelnut exports continue to increase
Kazakhstan’s Samruk-Kazyna opens tender on car renting services
Azerbaijan’s Central Bank eyes introducing innovation in insurance sector
Georgia’s GDP to reach European level – minister
German companies sign contracts with Azerbaijan in railway construction
All news