Iran, Turkey Strongly Opposed to Secession of Kurdistan: Rouhani

Iran, Turkey Strongly Opposed to Secession of Kurdistan: Rouhani


Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, says Tehran and Ankara will never accept redrawing of geographical borders in the region and officials in the Iraqi Kurdistan region must reconsider their secessionist tendencies.

In a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Iranian capital, Tehran on Wednesday, Rouhani said the two sides held extensive talks on the regional issues including Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan.

The Iranian president said Iran and Turkey view Iraq and Syria as unified countries and added, “Iraqi Kurdistan is among our brotherly neighbours and we don’t like to exert any pressure on the Kurds but the wrong decision made by the Iraqi Kurdish leaders must be reconsidered otherwise, Iran, Turkey and Iraq have no way but to adopt serious measures to achieve some strategic goals.”

Rouhani called the fight against terrorism one of the main joint goals of Iran and Turkey and said the two sides will fight terrorism anywhere regardless of its name.

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