Turkey is against unilateral sanctions on Iran, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, voicing hope for the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers to be restored.

“We have always been against unilateral sanctions against Iran and we do not find it right. We hope that all parties will take the necessary steps to make the nuclear deal work again. This will contribute a lot to the region,” he made the remarks at a joint press conference with the visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in the capital Ankara, Xinhua reported.

Cavusoglu also vowed further cooperation with Iran against terror groups.

“Our cooperation in the fight against terrorism is important. We need to continue to work together on this issue because terrorism is our common enemy,” he said.

The top Iranian diplomat noted that Tehran wants to strengthen relations with Turkey, particularly in the fields of security, military and economy.

“We want stronger relations with neighbors within the framework of good relations. This is the most important axis of our new government,” Amir-Abdollahian stressed.

He also said “Turkey’s security concerns in Syria should be resolved immediately and permanently.”

The Iranian minister’s visit came four days after Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid had talks in Ankara, who thanked Turkey for security cooperation at which the alleged Iranian “conspiracy” was prevented.

Turkish security forces claimed last week that they brought down an Iranian intelligence cell operating in Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul and detained its members for allegedly preparing to attack Israelis, according to the Ihlas News Agency.

Iran rejected the claims raised by the Israeli minister.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Friday the allegations were “aimed at sowing discord between the two neighboring Muslim countries.”

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