BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) – The Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Bahram Qasemi, called on Turkey to halt its invasion of Afrin, adding that Ankara should respect Syria’s territorial integrity.
“Iran is following the recent developments in Afrin, northern Syria with concern,” Qasemi stated.
“Continuation of crisis will result in reinforcing Takfiri-terrorist groups in northern Syria and fan the flames of war in the country,” he said.
Qasemi also called on Turkey to continue their important role in resolving the crisis in Syria.
“We believe that Syrian crisis is deeply rooted in irresponsible behavior and the provocative measures taken by trans-regional countries such as US and also by some overambitious countries in the region and warmongers,” Qasemi concluded.