Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said during a press conference with his Turkish counterpart on April 17 that he will brief Turkey’s President Reaccept Tayyip Erdogan on his “long” meeting with the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, which took place a day earlier.
“I will submit a report about this talk to Mr. Erdogan,” Zarif told reporters before heading to the Turkish presidential complex where he had a closed-door meeting with the Turkish President.
The Anadolu news agency reported that Zairf stressed during the press conference that Tehran understands Turkey’s concerns about the threats posed against the country. The Iranian foreign minister said that the deployment of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) along the Turkish border could address these concerns.
“For us, the Turkish people’s peace and security is very important. We enjoy very thorough cooperation on this issue,” Zarif added.
The Iranian Foreign minister went on to say that his country wants “good, advanced and futuristic” relations between its friends. The statement was seen as a hint to Damascus and Ankara, who are both friends to Tehran, despite their major differences.
Zarif vist to Syria and Turkey may hide an attempt to push the two countries into some sort of an understanding. However, the chances of this happening any time soon are almost non exciting due to the deep problems between Damascus and Ankara.