Friday, July 18, 2014

Middle East: Iran, Turkey discuss regional developments

Source: IRNA Unedited

Iranˈs Ambassador to Ankara Alireza Bigdeli on Thursday held talks with first deputy of AK political party Mohamed Ali Shahin on regional developments mainly the recent aggression of Zionist forces forces on Gaza and their crimes against humanity.

In the meeting, they also discussed expansion of relations between Iran and Turkey.

The recent visit of the Turkish prime minister to Tehran is regarded as a turning point in the history of relations and cooperation between the two countries, Mohammed Ali said.

He expressed the hope that the volume of trade exchange between the two countries would be further increased.

Cooperation between Iran and Turkey in resolving regional and global issues is of prime importance, he said.

He also called for cooperation between Iran and Turkey in dealing with the atrocities of the Zionist regime against people in Gaza Strip.

Iranˈs ambassador, for his part, referred to the crimes of the Zionists in Gaza, and said adopting a close stand by the two sides on the issue of Palestine would prepare the grounds for expansion of cooperation between the two countries.

Cooperation among Islamic countries in defending the legitimate rights of the Palestinian nation and putting an end to the atrocities of the Zionist regime in Gaza is vital, said the Iranian ambassador.

The terrorist groups try to sow seeds of discords among Muslims to attain their sinister goals and shatter the image of Islam, he said and called for close cooperation between the two countries in fighting the terrorist groups and forging unity and brotherhood among Muslims.