TEHRAN (Defapress) - The Iranian foreign ministry underlined opposition to Turkey's threat to use military action against Syria, saying that differences and disputes between neighbors should be resolved through talks.
News ID: 84198
Publish Date: 30May 2022 - 02:39
“The Islamic Republic of Iran opposes any military action and the use of force on the territory of other countries with the aim of resolving disputes between them, and considers it a violation of the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of those countries,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Saturday.
He said the use of force would further complicate the situation, increase the tensions and lead to humanitarian disasters in the region.
The spokesman further said while the Islamic Republic understands Turkey’s security concerns, the only way to alleviate those concerns is through dialog and respect for bilateral agreements with neighbors as well as agreements reached within the Astana peace process to end the Syrian crisis.
He added that the Islamic Republic is ready to help “prevent the escalation of the crisis and any conflict whose victims will be only defenseless civilians”.
His comments came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to launch a new military operation in Syria with the alleged aim of securing Turkey’s Southern border.
Turkey has deployed forces in Syria in violation of the Arab country's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and other senior officials have said Damascus will respond through all legitimate means available to the ongoing ground offensive by Turkish forces in the Northern part of the Arab country.