Iran’s foreign minister has traveled to Turkey to bolster ties with Ankara amid Israel’s repeated warnings about terror plots by the Revolutionary Guard against Israeli citizens there.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu before he held a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday.
Amir-Abdollahian, whose plans to visit Ankara had earlier been cancelled twice because of IRGC's plot to harm Israelis in Turkey, said during the presser that, “We consider the fake Israeli regime as the number one enemy of Muslims and the Islamic world.”
Earlier in June, Turkey reportedly warned the Islamic Republic against attacking Israelis in Turkey, saying it is not prepared to allow Iran to use its territory to carry out acts of terrorism against other nations.
According to Iran’s top diplomat, the EU's foreign policy chief’s recent trip to Iran was also discussed with his Turkish counterpart. “I briefed my brother Mr. Cavusoglu on the visit to Tehran by Mr. Josep Borrell... and our agreement to continue negotiations on the removal of sanctions. We hope that in the new round of the negotiations between Iran and the other parties we will achieve a final agreement, if the United States and three European countries act realistically.”
He told reporters that Tehran would not oppose a new proposed Turkish military operation targeting Kurdish forces in Syria, saying that “We understand Turkey’s security concerns very well.”