Iranian FM slams US sanctions on Turkey

Iranian FM slams US sanctions on Turkey

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Iranian FM slams US sanctions on Turkey

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has criticized the United States’ sanctions on Turkey on Twitter on Aug. 2. 

“US’ unlawful sanctions against two Turkish ministers - from an allied country - illustrates not just US administration’s policy of pressure and extortion in lieu of statecraft, but that its addiction to sanctions knows no bounds,” Zarif said.

Zarif posted the tweet after a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Singapore where both are attending an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.

Turkey had already announced that it won’t implement unilateral sanctions to be imposed by the U.S. on Iran over the latter’s nuclear work.

Turkish ministers shrug off US sanctions targeting them
Turkish ministers shrug off US sanctions targeting them

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