Iranian Foreign Ministry called considers US officials comments on the creation of a security zone in northeastern Syria to be ‘provocative’, Euronews reported.

"The recent comments and understandings of US officials on the establishment of a security zone in northeastern Syria are provocative and cause concern," said an official from the Iranian Foreign Ministry Abbas Mousavi.

“Such measures, like other actions by US officials, will destabilize the situation and create an insecure environment, apart from cases of interference in the internal affairs of Syria,” he added. “The behavior of Americans in northeastern Syria is a flagrant violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and is contrary to the principles of international law.”

“It is obvious that security problems on the northern border of Syria will be solved in accordance with bilateral agreements with neighbors, and there is no need to intervene in the affairs of foreign powers,” he concluded.

Earlier this month, the US and Turkey agreed to establish a joint operations center to coordinate and manage the creation of the so-called security zone in northern Syria.