Turkish FM Davutoğlu offers condolences to Iranian counterpart over embassy attack
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu (R) shakes hands with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif after a news conference in Ankara Nov 1, 2013. REUTERS photoTurkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu called his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, in order to offer his condolences for a suicide attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, diplomatic sources said on Nov. 21.
The suicide bombings killed 23 people and wounded nearly 150 people near an Iranian embassy compound in Beirut on Nov. 19.
The two ministers also discussed the ongoing Geneva talks on Tehran’s nuclear program which have been taking place between Iran and representatives of the P5+ 1: the U.S., U.K., France, China and Russia, plus Germany, the same diplomatic sources said.
The talks are scheduled to conclude on Nov. 22. Davutoğlu and Zarif decided to hold further talks on the issue during the former’s upcoming visit to the Iranian capital next week, sources noted.