Iranian President Hasan Rouhani told his Turkish Counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the Islamic Republic has always supported dialogue and employment of peaceful methods to resolve the problems in Syria.
In a telephone conversation with Erdogan on Sunday evening, Rouhani urged the need for peaceful settlement of the conflicts in Syria by maintaining cooperation with Turkey and Russia.
He also called for constant talks among Iran, Turkey and Russia – the three guarantors states of the Astana peace format – to address the crisis in Syria and pave the way for the return of the displaced Syrian people.
The Iranian president noted that unity among the countries that have been targeted by US sanctions is the only way to counter “unilateral and illegal” measures taken by Washington.
“Lifting sanctions (imposed) by the US is a legal and rational demand by Iran, which we have repeatedly emphasized, and if it happens, Iran will return to its commitments (under the 2015 nuclear agreement),” Rouhani was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.
As it has constantly been announced, Iran would employ an “action for action” policy in the face of the new US administration, he stated.
For his part, Erdogan called for the expansion of mutual relations and holding sessions of joint commissions to boost trade cooperation between Turkey and the Islamic Republic.
The Turkish president said effective negotiations would play a leading role in promoting peace and security in the region, Press TV reported.
“There is now a positive and appropriate atmosphere in the international arena for the settlement of issues and the removal of US sanctions through diplomatic channels,” Erdogan added.
Source: Iranian media