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Standing up to Zionists inseparable from Iran, Turkey’s joint agenda: Raeisi tells Erdogan

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Iran's President Ebrahim Raeisi (Photo by IRNA)

Iran’s president says during a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart that backing Palestinians in the face of the Israeli regime is part and parcel of the countries’ joint agenda.

President Ebrahim Raeisi made the remarks to Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a call initiated by the latter.

“Assisting the oppressed and defenseless people of Palestine and saving them from the Zionists’ aggression is never taken off our joint agenda,” he told the Turkish chief executive.

Raeisi pointed to the various capacities possessed by the countries on the Islamic world’s arena, saying, “Tehran and Ankara’s cooperation bears many benefits for the Muslim Ummah (Nation).”

The cooperation brings along “good and abundance” for the Muslim world, while also benefiting the countries and the region with “progress, calm, and security.”

President Raeisi put this down to the relations’ surpassing the status of mere neighborliness, asserting that the Islamic Republic attaches great importance to the ties.

Turkey upbeat about ties under Raeisi

Erdogan, for his part, again congratulated the president on the occasion of his victory in the Iranian elections, and expressed certainty that the bilateral and regional ties between the countries “will be reinforced in all areas” under Raeisi.

He also expressed gratitude towards Tehran for its contribution to firefighting efforts during the conflagration that recently engulfed Turkey’s forests.

The chief executives also expressed hope that the Supreme Joint Cooperation Council that coordinates the countries’ joint work would convene in Tehran soon, with Erdogan hoping that he would meet and sit down with Raeisi in the Iranian capital in near future.

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