Iran, Turkey should boost collaboration to combat terrorism
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 21
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran and Turkey reiterated need to collaborate for regional security and fight against terrorism.
Iranian Interior Minister Abdorreza Rahmani Fazli met in Tehran with Turkish Ambassador to Iran Hakan Tekin, emphasizing the need to boost cooperation for fighting against terrorism and smuggling of drugs, Iran's Interior Ministry reported July 21.
During the meeting, Rahmani Fazli referred to military and financial support of some regional countries from terrorist groups, saying that some countries are deploying terrorist groups as their armed forces in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Afghanistan.
"They should know that such warmongering will eventually backfire in the near future," he said.
"Muslim people of Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Afghanistan, which are being attacked by anti-Muslim groups, expect to be supported by large regional nations, such as Iran and Turkey."
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said July 21 that the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran believes that terrorism is a serious threat in the region, and within the same framework Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan has underlined the need for cooperation on fighting terrorism in the region.
Edited by CN