Tehran (IP) – Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Saturday that Tehran opposes any military action and use of force against other countries under the pretext of resolving disagreements.

Iran PressIran News: Saeed Khatibzadeh noted that such action would violate the targeted countries’ national sovereignty and territorial integrity and complicate the situation and escalate tensions.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman made the remarks in response to a question on a planned Turkish military action in Syria.

He stated that Iran understands Turkey’s security concerns and believes that the only way to alleviate those concerns is through dialogue, respect for bilateral agreements with neighbors, and the agreements reached within the framework of the Astana negotiations.

Iran, Russia and Turkey initiated the Astana talks in 2017 to find a solution to Syria’s crisis that arose in 2011. 

Khatibzadeh went on to say that developments in recent years had shown that military action does not only help resolve existing problems but would lead to humanitarian consequences and complicate the situation in the region.

He also announced Iran’s readiness to help de-escalate the situation and avert conflicts that only leave victims among civilians and defenseless people.

On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country would soon launch an attack on Kurdish groups based in northeastern Syria.


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