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Turkey not to implement anti-Iran sanctions: Turkish FM

Ankara, Turkish foreign minister said that his country will not execute the US' anti-Iranian sanctions.

Turkey has explicitly declared that it will not implement the US' anti-Iran sanctions, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a meeting with Head of Iran Presidential Office Mahmoud Vaezi on Thursday.

The Turkish official praised Iran's stance on various issues, including the US' pull out from the nuclear deal, known also as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

During the meeting, head of Iran Presidential Office welcomed development of ties with Turkey and noted that the two countries' heads of state have drawn a good roadmap for reaching the 30 billion dollar trade target.

The European countries and the European Union (EU) are committed to save the JCPOA and have offered a package of proposals to Iran in oil and banking fields, Vaezi noted.

The two sides discussed bilateral issues and expansion of the two-way ties.

Vaezi went to Ankara to convey message of President Hassan Rouhani to Turkish counterpart Recep Teyyip Erdogan.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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