TURKISH ECONOMY MINISTER: US CALL TO HALT IRAN OIL IMPORTS DOES NOT BIND TURKEY

Source: Reuters

Turkey does not consider itself bound by the United States’ push to stop Iran exporting oil from November and will work to ensure that its “brother country” is not hurt by the U.S. move, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said on Wednesday.

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday called on all countries to stop imports of Iranian oil from November and said it would not grant any waivers to sanctions, a hardline position the Trump administration says is meant to cut off funding to Iran.

The U.S. decision does not bind Turkey and it will work to ensure that Iran is not wronged, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said on Wednesday during a meeting in Ankara about trade with the European Free Trade Association.

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