Turkish FM Babacan Visits Iran
(Ebru News/AP) Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said during a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart in Tehran that imposing sanctions on Iran is a tested and failed policy that US officials are trying again and America's recent approaches toward Iran will not solve the problems between the two countries.
"The particular situation that exists in the US has forced the US officials to retry the already failed experiments. Neither unilateral sanction nor other issues that have been raised in the recent US move against Iran will solve their problems" Mottaki said
The Turkish Foreign Minister, Ali Babacan, reiterated military actions against the PKK terrorists as well as a number of other solutions.
Babacan told reporters that "To fight PKK, Turkiye has different instruments, including diplomacy, political solutions, economical instruments and finally military solutions. All these instruments and mechanism are on the table."
Mottaki also answered a question on US stepping up pressures on Iran and said that US moves against Iran are not accepted by the international community and will lead to US isolation in the world and the region.
The Turkish Foreign Minister also named the United States as one of the countries actively fighting terrorism and ruled out Iranian speculations that America is backing terrorist groups in Iraq.
Babacan said "There are a number of countries who have deeply construed the danger of terrorism and one of those countries is definitely the United States. I do not want even to think that America helps a terrorist organization and there is no probability at all."
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