Thursday, October 4, 2012

Iran Urges Turkey, Syria to Show Restraint

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).


Anonymous said...

Why does Iran always bow down to the Turks?

Anonymous said...

Who is doing the bowing? It has been Iran and Syria's recent policy of supporting the Kurds against Turkey that has silenced Turkey to a degree. Trying to mitigate restraint is not "bowing".

Anonymous said...

Long Live Hassan Golkhanban!

A true patriot!

Anonymous said...

He had a good slapping in New York,LOL!