Iran and Turkey, which boast support of the Hamas terrorist organization, now are cooperating “closely in fighting terrorism,” according to Iran’s Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar.
As both Muslim countries tighten their new-found alliance, the Iranian-funded Press TV reported that the Iranian minister also told Turkish Ambassador to Iran Umit Yardim that the “two nations enjoy great potential to further boost already flourishing ties in all areas.” Yardim added that Iran now is a choice destination for Turkish tourists.
The Turkish envoy returned the compliments and called for further promotion of ties between the two nations, both of which support Hamas, outlawed by the United States as a terrorist group.
Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Hizbullah terrorist organization that is supplied with money and weapons by Iran, recently was invited by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit.
Turkey’s support for Iran’s nuclear development program was expressed two weeks ago when it and Brazil were the only two United Nations Security Council members to vote against a new round of sanctions against Tehran in an effort to convince it to allow UN-supervised inspections of its nuclear facilities.
Iran has complimented Turkey for sponsoring the flotilla, which included the Mavi Mamara ship, on which 50 Turkish terror activists violently attacked Israeli Navy commandos who eventually overpowered the vessel to prevent it from reaching the coast of Hamas-controlled Gaza.