Official urges FM to call off Erdogan visit unless he apologizes

Mozafar

Hossein Mozafar said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should act more decisively and call off Erdogan’s Tehran visit unless he apologizes for what he has said.

Officials of the countries whose policies stoke terrorism and tension in the region are laying the blame on others, Hossein Mozafar, a member of the Expediency Council and a Tehran MP, said Tuesday in reaction to comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has recently accused Iran of seeking regional dominance.

Countries such as Turkey which have failed to secure their regional objectives are trying to pin the blame on Iran, which has not interfered in any country, he told Fars News Agency in an interview on March 31.

“To make up for its shameful policies, Turkey is pointing a finger of blame at Iran, so the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should act more decisively and call off Erdogan’s Tehran visit unless he apologizes for his anti-Iranian comments,” Mozafar said.

His comments came after the Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkish envoy in Tehran to seek explanation about the comments of President Erdogan, who says critical comments by Iranian MPs won’t force him to call off his Iran visit.

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