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Rouhani: Iran, Turkey anchors of stability in region

Trend– Iran and Turkey are anchors of peace and stability in the region, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said.

Rouhani made the remarks during a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran Oct. 4, the state-run IRINN TV reported.

Rouhani said that sensitive regional issues including the latest development in Syria and Northern Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region were discussed during the meeting.

Iran, Turkey seek security and stability of the region, Rouhani said, adding that the two countries do not accept sectarian plots by foreign states.

The Iranian president further said that Tehran and Ankara agree to confront disintegration of Iraq and Syria.

Fighting terrorism, under any name, among main goals of Iran and Turkey, Rouhani added.

He noted that Iran, turkey and Iraq have no choice rather than taking serious measures to secure their strategic plans.