Iran, Turkey warn against secessionist moves such as Kurdistan in Iraq


September 1, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have warned against secessionist movements in the region as it threatens peace and stability. 

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“Some powers are applying their desires in the region to the detriment of nations,” Rouhani said in a telephone conversation with the Turkish leader on Thursday, the state news agency IRNA reported.

The conversation was in reference to the upcoming referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan on September 25.

“Iran does not believe some of the separatist tendencies and problems that have arisen in the Persian Gulf region are ever for the sake of peace and stability in the region,” Rouhani said. 

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