Sunday, March 6, 2016
Iran and 'Neo Ottoman conqueror' Turkey 'support Syrian ceasefire and territorial integrity'.
Iran and 'Neo Ottoman conqueror' Turkey 'support Syrian ceasefire and territorial integrity'. (AlAraby).
Both Tehran and Ankara support the current Syrian ceasefire and the preservation of Syria's unity, said Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.
This comes following reports of a "Plan B" in Syria supproted by some powers, which would involve some form of partition.
"There is no difference" between the two countries regarding stopping the war and "providing relief assistance to displaced people," also said the Iranian leader in remarks quoted on Sunday by government-owned daily Iran.
His remarks came during a meeting with visiting Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu ahead of talks between the Syrian government and opposition later this month.
Turkey is a leading backer of the rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Iran, along with Russia, has strongly backed Assad.
"We may have different views but we cannot change our history or our geography," Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in Tehran on Saturday.
"It is extremely important for Turkey and Iran to develop some common perspectives in order to end our region's fight among brothers, to stop the ethnic and sectarian conflicts."
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani echoed the sentiment. Hmmm.......I can't imagine Iran trusting Turkey for a second. The only thing they agree upon is to get the US, Russia and NATO out of the ME.