Syria: Iran vows to oppose Turkey’s plans to set up military bases

Iran has pledged to stand in the way of Turkey after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish army will set up in Northern Syria 12 observation posts.

Foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi echoed Tehran opposition in a statement aired on state television.

“The Turks can have any bases and can do anything on their own territory and within their borders, but if you mean… establishing Turkish bases in Syria, this is unacceptable,” he said.

“Naturally it will face opposition from the Islamic Republic of Iran and other countries,” he added.

Iran has condemned Turkey’s military offensive in Northern Syria seeking to flash out Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces considered by Ankara as an off-shoot of outlawed PKK group.

President Erdogan upon US intervention agreed to halt and pull out but warned to resume the offensive if promises made fail.

Tehran, a staunch ally of the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad, describes the Turkish offensive as an aggression and a violation of Syria’s sovereignty.

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