TEHRAN: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condoled with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani over the killing of General Qasim Sulaimani and announced that he will visit Iran in the near future.
According to details, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a phone call with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan informed about the killing of General Qasim Sulaimani.
During a telephonic conversation with Iranian counterpart, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regretted the killing of General Qasim Sulaimani. He said that the popularity of General Suleimani could be gauged by the huge number of people were attending the Suleimani’s funeral in Baghdad.
Turkish President Erdogan emphasized on regional security and stability, adding that external interference and regional conflicts do not bring peace and stability to the region. He said, “We do not allow elements that are threatening the region’s security.”
The Turkish president expresses confidence that Iran will deal with the current problem with insight. He told his Iranian counterpart that he would visit Iran in the near future bilateral and regional issues will be considered.
A large number of people held demonstrations in Tehran and other cities to protest against American attacks after the US strikes killed a prominent Iranian commander in Baghdad on 3 January 2019.
During the protest the participants chanting slogans “Death to America” and holding up posters of the slain Iranian commander, Qasem Soleimani. Conforming the death of its commander Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force foreign said US forces killed Soleimani in an airstrike on Baghdad international airport.