Baku, Azerbaijan, April 6
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
At least 65 Iranian MPs in a letter asked President Hassan Rouhani to caution his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan against his "anti-Iranian" remarks.
The MPs asked Rouhani to do so during Erdogan’s upcoming visit to Tehran, ISNA news agency reported April 6.
Erdogan recently accused the Islamic Republic of trying to monopolize the Middle East by seeking a Shia-dominated hegemony over power in neighbor countries.
Also, MP Jabbar Kouchaki said that 50 lawmakers had signed a letter asking Rouhani to prevent Erdogan from entering Iran.
Mansour Haqiqatpour, deputy chairman of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee denounced Erdogan’s remarks as rude and demanded decisive response to the Turkish president.
The MP accused Turkey of derailing the Islamic awakening in Iraq, Syria and Egypt and supporting the terrorist Islamic State.
It is necessary that those who, through their high aspirations, have inflicted irremediable damage, use the existing opportunities to help integrity, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had said earlier in reaction to Erdogan.
The Tehran-Ankara disagreement is more noticeable in Syria where, while Tehran supports President Bashar Assad, Ankara backs some of the opposition groups fighting Damascus.
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