Erdogan and Rouhani discuss strengthening relations and regional developments

Turkish Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian Hassan Rouhani discussed, on Thursday, ways to strengthen relations between the two countries and regional developments.

In a phone call, the Turkish president confirmed to his Iranian counterpart that the Azerbaijani Karabakh conflict has entered a new phase, with the armistice agreement in the region, according to a statement issued by the Turkish Presidency’s Communication Department.

Erdogan stressed the importance of avoiding any action that would threaten the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan.

He added that peace and stability in Karabakh would bring new opportunities that would benefit the countries of the region, including Armenia.

In another matter, the Turkish President emphasized that the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh aims for peace in the region.

He expressed his confidence that the dreams of the dark parties that seek to destabilize will dissipate again.

On Friday, Iran announced the killing of Fakhrizadeh (63 years), known as the “godfather of the nuclear deal”, after targeting his car that was traveling near the capital, Tehran.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described the assassination as an “Israeli trap”, promising his country’s response to the operation, at the appropriate time.