Turkey rejects U.S. plan to torpedo Iran's oil exports

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media in Ankara

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media in Ankara

Similar sentiments were voiced by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The two nations are committed to being cooperative towards each other and through the OPEC in order to confront the sanctions from the US. "We are getting it under good conditions", Cavusoglu told journalists in the Turkish town of Bodrum on Tuesday, as reported by local media.

A U.S. delegation visited Turkey last week for talks with Ankara on sanctions against Iran and Tehran's terror activities in the region. "We met a delegation from the United States, and said that we won't participate in sanctions against Iran".

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US President Donald Trump has called the nuclear agreement with Iran the "worst deal ever" and members of his administration have close ties with Iranian dissidents the Mujahedin al-Khalq (MEK), advocating for regime change. We are getting oil from Iran. However, speculations have already been emerging that cutting off Iran's oil supplies without creating new tensions in markets is easier said than done.

The withdrawal entailed not only the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran but also the so-called secondary sanctions on third countries.

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