Thursday, March 29, 2007

IRIB: "FM warns Arabs against Zionist scam"

Turks and Persians "on the sidelines" at the Arab Summit--interesting image:
Minister of Foreign Affairs Manouchehr Mottaki said on Tuesday that participants in the summit of leaders of Arab states should not allow the Zionist regime to undermine national aspirations of Palestinians.

In the meantime, Mottaki held talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the 19th summit of the Arab leaders in Riyadh.

He underlined the need for unity, cooperation and coordination among Islamic countries in line with the sublime objectives of Muslim world.

Mottaki also expressed IRI's readiness to cooperate with Turkey in the field of implementing development projects including in energy, gas and electricity sectors.

The Turkish Premier, for his part, pointed to the entities which sow discord among Muslims, saying that the Riyadh Summit should have constructive and effective role to develop solidarity among Muslims of the world.

Mottaki and Erdogan held talks on the important issues of the Muslim world, the latest developments in the region including Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq.

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