Ahmadinejad Lauds Erdogan’s Anti-Israeli Stance

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday praised Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his stance against the Zionist regime of Israel. TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday praised Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his stance against the Zionist regime of Israel.

“Your clear stance against the Zionist regime (of Israel) produced positive effects in the world of Islam and the entire world, and no doubt this position of yours gladdened all nations,” Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with visiting Turkish prime minister.

Erdogan arrived in Tehran Monday night heading a high-ranking delegation which includes several cabinet ministers, parliament members, representatives of the private sector and media.

“The reality is that the Zionist regime is a threat to all nations, and if it finds the chance, it will annex all regional states,” Ahmadinejad went on saying.

“It (Israel) does not want any other powerful state in the region,” he noted.

Prior to his visit to Tehran, the Turkish Prime Minister slashed at Israel in Ankara on Monday, saying that keeping silent about the use of weapons of mass destruction by Israel in Gaza will be unfair.

“Phosphorus bombs are weapons of mass destruction. Remaining silent over this would be unfair,” Erdogan said.

Relations between Israel and Turkey have soured since the Israeli war against Palestinians in Gaza last January.

Earlier this month, Turkey canceled a joint military exercise in which Israeli pilots were planned to participate.

Elsewhere, in the meeting with the Turkish premier, Ahmadinejad thanked Erdogan for his support for Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.

Commenting upon Tehran-Ankara relations, President Ahmadinejad said, “Cooperation between Iran and Turkey will serve the interests of the two nations, the region and the entire world.”

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