Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has started his war on northern Syria a few weeks after unveiling his country’s new plan for the region with pictures and maps during the 74th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Damascus government has condemned Turkey’s military operation in northern Syria as a blatant violation of the international law, as shelling from the Turkish army claimed its first civilian victims on Wednesday.
Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani has cancelled a trip to Istanbul after Turkey launched a military operation in northeast Syria.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish military forces have officially started an operation in northern Syria against Kurdish militants.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on the Turkish government to reconsider its decision to launch an operation in northern Syria against Kurdish forces, saying the path Ankara has chosen won’t serve the region’s interests.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran will be a companion of Saudi Arabia if the kingdom changes course and pursues regional issues at the negotiating table instead of “killing people.”
Iran’s foreign minister says Iraqi people are vigilant enough to keep others from capitalizing on the current situation in the country.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has hailed the United States’ decision to withdraw its forces from Syria, saying the decision must have been taken much earlier.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed opposition to Turkey’s plan for a military operation in northern Syria, stressing that the Arab country’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty must be respected.
Iran will continue to maintain close ties with Iraq, says the spokesman for the Iranian government, adding the enemies can never break apart the strong bonds between the two neighbors.