65 MPs want Rouhani to warn Turkish president over Iran remarks

TEHRAN (FNA)- A group of Iranian parliamentarians asked President Hassan Rouhani to warn his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to avoid repeating his recent remarks against Iran.

A sum of 65 legislators urged President Rouhani to seriously warn President Erdoğan over what they called “imprudent” statements about Iran.

“Erdogan should officially apologize to the Iranian nation for his insulting remarks against them,” Rasht MP Jabar Kouchakinejad told FNA on Sunday.

Earlier today, Tehran and Ankara announced that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will travel to Iran on Tuesday.

In a joint statement on Saturday, both capitals stressed that the Erdoğan’s visit will lay ground for the further promotion of bilateral ties.

According to the statement, during his stay in Iran, the Turkish president is to exchange views on issues of mutual interest with President Rouhani.

He is also scheduled to visit Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

President Erdogan will head a high-ranking delegation, comprising a number of Turkish ministers.

The Turkish delegation is slated to participate in the second joint meeting of the Iran-Turkey High Council of Strategic Cooperation.

The first meeting of the council was held during Rouhani’s visit to Ankara in June 9, 2014.

By Fars News Agency