Iran Urges Turkey To Respect Sovereignty Of Syria

Russia, Iran to improve Astana model for promoting Syrian peace process

Russia, Iran to improve Astana model for promoting Syrian peace process

"We believe that relations between Iran and Turkey should be expanded to a strategic level at various spheres", Rouhani said.

Describing consultations between high-ranking officials of both states to enhance bilateral, regional and worldwide cooperation as a valuable opportunity in line with the two countries" interests, Rouhani said, "Today the two governments are determined to further bolster and consolidate all-out ties between the two neighboring, friendly and brotherly countries'. "So, given the two countries' close views, political cooperation and consultations should continue", he remarked.

Touching on the trilateral relations among Turkey, Iran and Russian Federation on the regional issues, he said the cooperation is a must in fight against terror in the region.

Speaking by phone on Thursday, Putin and Erdogan agreed to enhance cooperation between the Russian and Turkish armed forces, as well as intelligence services in fighting terrorism, the Kremlin press service said.

He then welcomed the upcoming Syria summit to be held in Istanbul and called for a meeting between foreign ministers of the three countries to prepare the agenda of the summit.

On January 12, US President Donald Trump signed his third sanctions relief for Iran as part of Washington's commitments under the nuclear accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

On Nov. 22, Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani have also met in Sochi to discuss progress made in the Astana peace talks and changes in de-escalation zones across Syria.

An Iranian deputy foreign minister says the United States is trying to mislead Tehran into leaving the nuclear deal.

The Turkish top diplomat said that one of the main goals of the USA is to harm friendly and growing relations between Iran and Turkey.

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