Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Wednesday called upon Turkish officials to take necessary procedures regarding the armed groups’ repeated violations of the cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria and avoid taking the stances which will not go with realities and stop accusing other parties.
He recommended Turkish officials that “If they are after establishment of lasting ceasefire and preparation of grounds for success of political dialogue to end Syrian crisis, as the party guaranteeing commitment of the armed groups to the cessation of hostilities agreement, they should take necessary arrangements and deal with the repeated cases of violation of ceasefire by the groups.”
Qasemi stressed that “the unconstructive claims of Turkish officials will just make the ongoing conditions further complicated” and increase obstacles hindering efforts to reach a political solution to the crisis in Syria.
He criticized the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s claims regarding violations made to the cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria, adding that Turkey should put pressure on the armed groups instead of accusing others of breaking the agreement.
The events on ground and field reports reveal Turkey’s continuous support to the terrorist organizations in Syria through arming terrorists, training them and facilitating their infiltration into the Syrian territories, he added.
Qasemi concluded that Iran emphasizes serious implementation of the cessation of hostilities agreement, expecting Turkish officials to refuse taking the stances which will be contrary to the existing realities and commitments of the country.