Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said in case of an Israeli military operation against Iran, Turkey will be among the first countries to stand against the move.

Turkey has very close relations with Iran and the two countries are in constant contacts, IRNA quoted Davutoglu as saying on Friday.

“In our area, we do not accept such an operation. We will also react negatively to such operation," he added.

The minister stated that there are circles willing to cause strife between Tehran and Ankara but they cannot affect ties between the two sides.

Davutoglu noted that Iran and Turkey have different ideas about developments in Syria but Ankara will oppose any possible military move against Tehran.

The United States, Israel and some of their European allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program and have used this pretext to push for international and unilateral sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Washington and Tel Aviv have also repeatedly threatened Iran with a military ‘option’ in a bid to force the Islamic Republic to halt its peaceful nuclear program, which has been closely monitored by inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Iran has rejected the Western publicity that its nuclear program may be diverted to military objectives while insisting that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA, it is entitled to pursue nuclear technology for its numerous civilian uses and benefits.

Such war threats and rhetoric have been slammed by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as well as other senior officials and armed forces’ commanders, who have persistently rejected the US-Israeli psychological war campaign against Iran and declared the country’s total readiness in deterring and confronting any attacks on its assets and interests.

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