Iran Ready to Work with Turkey on Battling Terrorism: Salehi

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said the county is ready to work with Turkey on fighting terrorism. Salehi who arrived in Turkey Thursday afternoon made the remarks in a meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Turkish Zaman Daily wrote.

Salehi expressed condolences over the recent terrorist attack in Turkish Hakari City and said Iran is ready for joint efforts to battle terrorism. Salehi also stressed the expansion of ties in all fields.

Gul on his part referred to his country's measures to confront terrorism and said, "Security organisms of the two countries have started cooperation.

We reached agreements with Iran on the expansion of mutual ties." He also emphasized Iran-Turkey dialogue on regional issues is quite important.

Iranian ambassador to Turkey Bahman Hossein-Pour during his trip to the city of Adana condemned the killing of Turkish military forces in a terrorist act in southeast Turkey.

He said the West follows double standards in confronting terrorism and said, "There will be no track of the group if the West cuts its spiritual and material support for P.K.K.

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