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The Trump administration is engaged in intensive talks to persuade its European, Asian, and Middle Eastern allies to go along with US sanctions on Iran in a bid to increase pressure on Tehran, but it has yet to convince Turkey, a very important player in the region, to comply with its decision.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry says the country's officials are working to prevent Ankara from being negatively affected by the US move to re-impose nuclear sanctions against Iran in the wake of Washington's withdrawal from a historic nuclear deal signed between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of countries in 2015.
Turkey’s ambassador to Tehran says his country regards the United States’ unilateral sanctions against Iran as illegitimate and fruitless and will continue its cooperation with Tehran.
The Turkish president says his country is determined to conduct trade with Iran, Russia and China using national currencies.
Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers have discussed a whole range of issues in a phone conversation on Tuesday.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has expressed deep regret over the tragic train accident in Turkey which left tens of people dead and wounded.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey the embodiment of democracy in an Islamic country, assuring his newly-reelected counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Tehran would push for closer ties with Ankara.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has welcomed the re-election of Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the president of the Republic of Turkey.