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Iran, Turkey discuss bilateral ties, int’l developments

Ankara, Iran's deputy foreign minister on Tuesday held a meeting with his Turkish counterpart and the two officials discussed bilateral, regional and international developments.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and his Turkish counterpart Sedat Onal also discussed execution of bilateral agreements, signed between the two states.

The two officials conferred on latest regional developments and the two sides expressed their satisfaction after listening the other side's views.

After the US rejected extension of antiIran sanctions for its major oil buyers, including Turkey, Ankara criticized the decision and emphasized that it would keep doing business with Tehran.

A few days ago, Turkey announced that it will spare no effort to convince Washington on the extension of sanctions waiver.

Turkey's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy said that Ankara is still negotiating with the US officials on the continuation of feeding the refinery Tupras with Iran's crude.

The sanctions were imposed on Iran after US President Donald Trump unilaterally announced Washington's withdrawal from the international nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). with Iran.

The move received strong criticism from the European signatories who emphasized they will remain committed to their obligations under the deal.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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