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Turkey slams US move to end waivers on Iran oil imports

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and OIC Secretary-General Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen (not seen) hold a joint press conference after "Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Emergency Open-Ended Executive Committee Meeting at the Level of Foreign Ministers on the Terrorist Attack Against Two Mosques in New Zealand and on Countering Hatred and Intolerance against Muslims" in Istanbul, Turkey on 22 March 2019 [Fatih Aktaş/Anadolu Agency]
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Istanbul, Turkey on 22 March 2019 [Fatih Aktaş/Anadolu Agency]

Turkish foreign minister on Monday said the US move to end sanctions waivers on Iran oil imports would not contribute to the regional peace and stability, says Anadolu Agency.

“The US decision to end sanctions waivers on Iran oil imports will not serve regional peace and stability, yet will harm Iranian people,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a Twitter post.

“Turkey rejects unilateral sanctions and impositions on how to conduct relations with neighbours,” Cavusoglu added.

Earlier, the US announced that it would end sanctions waivers on five countries – including Turkey, China, Japan, South Korea and India – importing oil from Iran.

READ: US to announce end to Iran sanctions waivers, oil prices spike

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