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Press Lines

PRESS LINES
MEETING WITH THE US DELEGATION REGARDING SANCTIONS ON IRAN


As known, US President Donald Trump announced on 8 May 2018 that the US would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was put into effect on 16 January 2016, and that sanctions on Iran would be reimposed.

Following the US decision to withdraw from JCPOA, the upcoming sanctions on Iran are of importance for Turkey.

Our relevant authorities are carrying out necessary work for Turkey not to be negatively impacted by the upcoming sanctions. In this regard, we are holding consultations with our American counterparts. Within this framework, we had discussions with the US Delegation visiting Turkey on July the 20th.

Iran is an important neighbour for Turkey, in view of both our bilateral economic and commercial relations as well as our energy imports. Therefore, we will continue to monitor US sanctions within this framework.