17 November 2018

US sanctions on Iran aimed at unbalancing the world

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Tuesday the reimposition of economic sanctions against Iran by his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, describing it as a move to unbalance the world. reports citing DS.

"U.S. sanctions on Iran are wrong, for us they are steps aimed at unbalancing the world. They are also against international law, or diplomacy. We don't want to live in an imperialist world," Erdogan told reporters after his address to the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) parliamentary group in Ankara.

"Our stance on sanctions have always been clear, especially in issues related to oil we always said this, we won't abide by such a sanction," Erdogan said. Turkey was among eight countries that were granted temporary waivers for oil imports from Iran.

Erdogan said that Turkey imports some 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Iran. According to the data from the Energy Market Regulatory Authority's (EMRA) Natural Gas Market Report for December 2017, one-fifth of Turkey's all natural gas exports come from Iran.

Erdoğan also described the U.S. forces' joint patrols with the People's Protection Forces (YPG) terrorists along Turkey's border with Syria as "unacceptable," adding that it would cause serious negative developments on the border. "I hope Mr. Trump will end the process related to this," he added.

2018.11.06 / 15:23
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