FM summons Turkish amb. over officials' remarks

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) – Turkish president and foreign minister’s ‘unconstructive remarks’ on Iran in Munich Security Conference have garnered severe criticism by Foreign Ministry.

In line with these developments, Foreign Ministry summoned Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Riza Hakan Tekin over remarks voiced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan about Iran. Reportedly, Erdoğan told a meeting in Bahrain that Iran had been working to reinstate Persian nationalism in Iraq and Syria, ironically, with substantial Arab ethnic majority, probably intending Shi’ism.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu voiced the same concerns, this time he was accurate in wording; he told the meeting in Munich that Iran had been promoting Shi’ism in Iraq and Syria.

Foreign Ministry’s Ebrahim Rahimpour, deputy-FM for Asia and Oceania communicated to ambassador the harshest of objections over allegations. Iran’s FM spokesperson also told the press on Monday that Iran’s patience for Turkey’s unconstructive positions would reach a cap and would not be unlimited, indicating an incipience of tense relations.


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