Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says mutual cooperation between Tehran and Ankara can play a key position in countering widespread regional threats.
Talking in a Sunday telephone dialog along with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President Rouhani hailed as “good and growing” the relations between Iran and Turkey, as two vital and influential international locations within the area.
He harassed the necessity to strengthen Tehran-Ankara cooperation and relations in addressing widespread threats in addition to to resolve regional points.
President Rouhani expressed his help for Turkey in opposition to US sanctions, and harassed, “The one approach to counter the USA’ unilateral and unlawful actions is unity and empathy of the international locations beneath its sanctions.”
Emphasising the necessity to enhance commerce and financial relations between the 2 international locations by amending the preferential commerce settlement, the Iranian president said that the implementation of the agreements of the sixth assembly of the Iran-Turkey Excessive Cooperation Council is vital.
He additionally expressed Iran’s readiness to host the twenty eighth assembly of the Joint Fee within the close to future.
Referring to the unlawful behaviour of the earlier US administration, Rouhani stated, “The lifting of sanctions by the USA is a authorized and cheap demand from Iran, which we now have emphasised a number of occasions, and Iran will return to its obligations similtaneously the lifting of the sanction.”
“Iran’s technique, as has been repeatedly said, will likely be motion in opposition to motion,” added the President.
He said that Iran has at all times been in favour of dialogue and using peaceable strategies for resolving disputes in Syria, and known as for the continuation of the dialogue course of between the leaders of Iran, Turkey and Russia (Guarantors of the Astana Course of).
He additionally harassed the efforts to resolve Syria’s points, together with paving the way in which for the return of Syrian refugees to their nation and drafting a structure.
Referring to the Nagorno-Karabakh disaster between Azerbaijan Republic and Armenia and the ceasefire between the 2 international locations, Rouhani stated Iran adopts the strategy of supporting the settlement of disputes by means of dialogue and negotiation.
Welcoming the regional cooperation initiative with the participation of Iran, Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia, the President stated, “This plan can have vital advantages for all events and Iran is able to cooperate in specialised fields with international locations within the area.”
In flip, the Turkish President harassed the significance of growing bilateral relations, holding a gathering of the 2 international locations’ joint fee, growing commerce relations, particularly by utilizing preferential commerce and cooperation capacities, and efficient dialogue to strengthen peace and safety within the area.
Erdoğan additionally emphasised using diplomatic options and dialogue in addition to utilizing the constructive worldwide surroundings to resolve issues and carry unfair US sanctions.