Turkey to continue trade with Iran despite US sanctions
Turkey will continue to trade with Iran without violating the requirements of the UN, Turkey's Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said.
"It is an opportunity for Turkey. We will continue to have trade with Iran while complying with the UN resolutions on nuclear activities," Zeybekci said at the Anadolu Agency’s Editors' Desk in Ankara.
Zeybekci emphasized that Turkey's position was clear on Iran, which was a "friendly and brother" country for Ankara.
"We believe in this: The stronger Iran gets in this region, the stronger Turkey becomes as well, and the stronger Turkey becomes, the stronger Iran gets as well," the minister added.
The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on six people associated, according to Washington, with the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), as well as against three companies related to the IRGC.