Tehran warns against offensive in Syria

DAMASCUS: Iran’s foreign minister warned during his visit to Damascus that Turkish military action in Syria would destabilize the region, after Ankara threatened to launch a new offensive on Kurds in the country’s north.
“Any Turkish military action in the north of Syria would be a destabilizing element in the region,” Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told a press conference in Damascus, according to a simultaneous translation from Farsi to Arabic. Iran is a major ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and an important trading partner for Turkey. Turkey has launched successive offensives in Syria since 2016 targeting Kurdish militias as well as Islamic State group jihadists and forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier in 2022 he wanted to encourage 1 million Syrian refugees to return to their country by building them housing and infrastructure in their homeland.
–The Daily Mail-Global Times news exchange item