Iran denies helping Kurds
TEHRAN, June 2 (AFP) - Tehran Wednesday denied allegations made during
the trial of the Turkish Kurd leader Abdullah Ocalan that his Kurdistan
Workers' Party (PKK) has camps on Iranian soil.
Foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi, quoted by the official
IRNA news agency, described the claims as "baseless".
"There is a good level of understanding and cooperation on security
matters to prevent possible misuse by opposition elements of any country's
territory against another," he said.
He said Iran and Turkey had agreements to investigate security matters
along their common border.
Claims that the PKK has training and medical camps in Iran "are
aimed at tarnishing the cordial relations existing between the Islamic
Republic of Iran and Turkey," he said.