Jan 3, 2018, 5:59 PM
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Turkish FM: Trump’s anti-Iran moves to lead to nowhere

Tehran, Jan 3, IRNA – President Donald Trump’s anti-Iran accusations will lead nowhere, Ankara-based newspaper ‘Daily Sabah’ quoted Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu as saying.

“Trump had made the call solely because of his anti-Iran stance, and that the matter had no international dimension and hence Trump's move would yield no result,” according to Sabah.

“Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu hit back at US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comments about the unrest in Iran, and said that they should stay out of the country's domestic matters and let Iran solve the issue peacefully.”

Çavuşoğlu said that he was against any foreign intervention as it was a domestic matter, and that Turkey hoped that stability and peace would soon be restored in Iran.

His comments come after Trump and Netanyahu openly voiced support for the protests, and the US leader called for a United Nations Security Council session on the matter.

The Turkish foreign minister also underlined that the current administration in Iran was elected by people through elections, and asserted that countries should refrain from making 'double-standard' comments when criticizing Tehran.

'It's clear as day who wants to stir up trouble in Iran. If there is to be a change, then it should be via elections,' he said, adding that President Hassan Rouhani's statement about peaceful protests was very important within this context.

A number of the Iranian cities were the scenes of unrests in recent days. The protests against rising prices and economic situation turned into sporadic violence in some places.


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