Tehran rejects rumors suggesting Turkish officials visited Iran

Politics Materials 18 July 2016 14:30 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 18

By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:

Iranian Interior Ministry has dismissed rumors suggesting that some Turkish officials visited Iran following a failed coup attempt in Turkey.

The deputy interior minister for security affairs, Hossein Zolfeqari, has said that no Turkish “officials or individuals” have arrived in Iran over the past couple of days, ISNA news agency reported July 18.

He also said the recent developments in Turkey and Armenia did not pose any security threats against Iran.

A coup attempt was launched in Turkey late on July 15 by a group of Turkish military servicemen. Later, Turkey’s officials announced that the attempt was foiled.

In a separate development, armed men seized a police station and hostages in Armenia's capital Yerevan on Sunday, demanding Armenians take to the streets to press their demands for the release of opposition politicians they said had been jailed unfairly.