Cavusoglu says cornering Iran is unwise

Cavusoglu says cornering Iran is unwise

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticized the U.S. resumption of sanctions on Iran as unilateral, not wise and dangerous, calling for a dialogue and engagement instead.

"As a principle Turkey is against sanctions and we don't believe that any result can be achieved through sanctions. Cornering is not wise, isolating Iran is dangerous and punishing the Iranian people is not fair," ABC cited the Turkish top diplomat as saying.

Cavusoglu noted that the U.S. "unilateral" measure affects the world, including Turkey, one-third of whose gas imports come from Iran." He urged Washington to find other reasonable solutions. "I think instead of sanctions, meaningful dialogue and engagement is much useful and this is our principle," the minister stressed.

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