Iran's president calls for Turkmen cooperation

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has urged neighboring Turkmenistan to cooperate in fighting terrorism and smuggling. "We are two states and we have complications on some positions. One of those matters is contraband and terrorism. On these matters, we, the two states, should help each other and fight together," Ahmadinejad said after arriving in the Turkmen capital late Tuesday. His remarks were broadcast by state television on Wednesday. Berdymukhamedov has indicated he intends to continue his predecessor's policy of firm neutrality in world affairs. The leaders are expected to sign an array of trade, economic and cultural agreements.