Iran and Turkey unite against ‘treacherous’ emirate-Israeli pact
The Iranian president highlights how necessary the Iran-Turkey alliance is in the face of the “treacherous agreement” of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Israel.
“The UAE’s treacherous agreement with the Zionist regime constitutes a threat to the security of the region and is detrimental to the Islamic world and the Palestinian cause, and since Iran and Turkey share the same views and opinions on many issues concerning the Islamic world, they must make a single decision in this regard and cooperate closely on the issues of the Islamic nation, “said Iranian President Hasan Rohani on Tuesday.
In his speech at the sixth meeting of the Turkey-Iran High-Level Cooperation Council, with the participation of his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, through videoconference, the Iranian leader alluded to the issue of Palestine and indicated that it’s one of regional problems that is of special importance, in addition to being a matter of concern for both countries.
Rohani stressed that Iran and Turkey have always maintained close cooperation in regional areas, to later assert that “it is the countries of the region and their neighbors who can guarantee security, stability and peace” at a time when a outside intervention try to avoid such goals.
The Iranian president has also affirmed that one of the determining collaborations that exist between Ankara and Tehran is “their cooperation in the Astana process to establish stability and peace in Syria”. “We have been able to reach good agreements in the fight against terrorism with the cooperation of the friendly country of Russia, and we hope that these agreements will be better implemented,” he added.
For his part, the Turkish president has condemned the agreement of certain countries in the region to normalize their relations with the Israeli regime, as Abu Dhabi did on August 13. “These initiatives constitute a clear betrayal of the Islamic world and definitely undermine the interests of Muslim nations, while we must all remain loyal to the Palestinian cause,” he stressed.
In another remarks, he has emphasized the Tehran-Moscow-Ankara trilateral cooperation in the framework of the Astana process for the establishment of peace and stability in Syria. “Turkey is ready, accelerating the implementation of the agreements, to extend its cooperation with Iran in the fight against terrorism and regional cooperation, especially in Syria,” she explained.
Regarding bilateral relations, the Turkish president has condemned “the unilateral and illegal US sanctions”, regretting that such punitive measures have damaged the commercial and economic relations between the two countries. “Turkey’s will is to develop comprehensive relations with Iran, which is why Ankara insists on increasing the volume of economic ties between the two countries,” he clarified.