Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast urged Syria and Turkey to exercise restraint following cross-border tensions between the two countries.
“Such incidents have no other objective but to disrupt the friendship and brotherhood of neighboring states and to escalate tensions between countries to regional and international levels,” Mehmanparast said. “The only solution to the current crisis is restraint, dialogue and political measures,” he added. (IRNA/Press TV, 4 October)
Several Syrian soldiers were reportedly killed in an attack by Turkish forces on a military post near the border town of Tel Abyad early on Thursday. Turkey’s attack followed a Syrian mortar strike that killed five people and wounded at least 10 others in the southeastern Turkish town of Akcakale on Wednesday.
File photo: Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast (Press TV).