December 1, 2012 - 13:00 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - An Iranian lawmaker has lashed out at Turkey for accusing Iran of cooperating with the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), calling on Ankara to end its U.S.-sponsored policy of interference in the regional countries instead of making accusations, Press TV reports.
Mansour Haqiqatpour, the deputy chairman of Iran's Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, slammed Turkey for serving as “the infantry for the United States’ politico-military objectives” in the Middle East.
“Instead of accusing Iran of having ties with the PKK, Turkey should reconsider its wrong policy of interference in the internal affairs of the neighboring countries,” the Iranian legislator noted.
He made the remarks in response to recent allegations by Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin, who accused Iran of backing the PKK.
Haqiqatpour slammed Sahin’s remarks as “psychological projection,” adding, “The initiatives currently taken by the Turkish government in the neighboring countries, including in Syria and Iraq, are by no means acceptable and they are the result of the wrong policy adopted by the Turkish government.”
“Turkey accuses Iran of having ties with the PKK while it has dispatched military forces to Syria and high-ranking Turkish military officers have been arrested in the country (Syria),” the Iranian legislator said.
“Furthermore, by providing arms to the militant groups in Syria, Turkish officials are supporting and organizing them,” he added.