December 20, The Iran Project – The assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey shows that terrorists tried to sabotage Ankara-Tehran-Moscow convergence, said a senior Iranian lawmaker on Tuesday.
Seyed Hossein Naghavi Hosseini, a parliamentarian and spokesman for the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission made the remarks in reaction to the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov at an Ankara art exhibit on Monday evening.
The Iranian parliamentarian strongly condemned the terrorist act, saying the liberation of Aleppo made some terrorists to flee to neighboring countries like Turkey.
Unfortunately, supporters of Takfiri terrorists have infiltrated in some of Turkey’s intelligence agencies and are now seeking to escalate tensions, he noted.
He stressed that Iran, as the main contributor to the Middle East peace and stability, denounced the killing of Syrian, Iraqi, and Turkish people.
Referring to the trilateral meeting of Iran, Russia and Turkey’s foreign ministers for talks on Syria, the Iranian lawmaker said Ankara’s cooperation with the coalition of Damascus allies intensified terrorists’ outrageous acts.
Since last year, Russia has been providing Syrian government forces with air support in their fight against terror groups, particularly in the recent recapture of Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo from foreign-backed militants.
Meanwhile, the Iranian Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned as “barbarous” the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, saying:
“This criminal act indicates that terrorists affiliated to extremist and Takfiri groups are not bound by any standards, principles or the international law.”