TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian in a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that certain activities by the “fake Zionist regime” have only resulted in increased insecurity in the region.
In the meeting on Minday night with Turkish president, Amir-Abdollahian said the outcome of certain Zionist activities across the region, especially in states surrounding Iran, was insecurity and sedition.
The warning came amid signs of warming relations between Turkey and Israel. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu paid a contentious visit to the occupied West Bank and al-Quds in May. Earlier this week, the Zionist minister for foreign affairs, Yair Lapid, also traveled to Ankara.
The Turkish president, for his part, said his country attaches importance to issues related to Palestine, al-Quds and al-Aqsa Mosque.
He added that Palestine is an important issue of the Muslim world, urging Muslim nations to foster unity in this regard.
Erdogan stressed the importance of improving relations with Iran and expressed hope that he would pay a visit to Tehran at an appropriate time.
And also at a joint press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Amir-Abdollahian stressed the need for Tehran and Ankara to remain vigilant in countering the plots hatched by the Zionist regime.
Amir-Abdollahian branded the Zionist regime as the number one enemy of the Muslim world.
“We consider the fake Zionist regime as the number one enemy of Muslims and the Islamic world,” the top Iranian diplomat said, lauding Turkey’s position in backing the cause of Palestine.
“We are sure that Turkey has never distanced from support of Palestine and liberation of al-Quds and al-Aqsa Mosque,” he said.
“We clearly gave voice to our sensitivity and considerations about the Zionist regime’s moves and the fact that wherever they went, Zionists have been source of crisis and insecurity,” the Iranian foreign minister added.
Elsewhere, the Iranian foreign minister outlined Iran’s principled stance on the developments in Syria and said the crisis there can solely be solved through political approaches and avoidance of any military action.
The top Iranian diplomat expressed Tehran’s readiness to help facilitate negotiations in an attempt to reduce security concerns in the war-ravaged country.
The comments came weeks after Ankara renewed threats of a new military campaign in northern Syria against Kurdish militants that Turkey views as “terrorists” who endanger its national security.