Iran says Turkey terrorist attacks tip of iceberg in regional crisis
Tehran, Iran, October 11
By Mehdi Sepahvand - trend;
The terrorist movements in Turkey are only the tip of the iceberg of the regional crisis, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said in reference to recent bombings in Ankara.
"I hope that our friends in Turkey pay due attention to the situation," Larijani said, IRNA news agency reported October 11.
It seems that the expression of hope by the Iranian top lawmaker hints at contradictory positions on Tehran and Ankara on the Syrian crisis. Unlike Iran, Ankara is one of the staunchest sides opposing Syrian President Bashar Assad.
At least 95 people were killed when twin explosions hit a rally outside Ankara's main train station on October 10 in what Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called a terrorist attack.
The Iranian official then referred to the nuclear talks and said it was the West that resigned to talks with Iran due to Iran's resistance.
Referring to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's recent remarks, Larijani said there may be some mistakes by Iran which would endanger the country, but added that certain measures if taken would prevent damages to the country.
Larijani added that the nuclear talks will remain as nuclear talks and they would not be a prelude to more talks with the US.
Iran and the group 5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) reached a comprehensive deal on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program on July 14.
Ayatollah Khamenei had earlier called the deal a new occasion to see how trustworthy the US is for further talks. But this week he prohibited further talks with the US.