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Iran stands with Turkish people against US sanctions, Zarif says

Iran stands with Turkish people against US sanctions, Zarif says

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says they condemn US sanctions on Turkey over Russian S-400 system.
15.12.2020 - 16:02

The latest US move against Turkey is yet another display of its “addiction to sanctions and contempt for international law,” Iran’s foreign minister said on Tuesday.

IRAN'S CONDEMNATION OF THE SANCTIONS

“We strongly condemn recent U.S. sanctions against Turkey and stand with its people and government,” Javad Zarif said on Twitter, using the hashtag “#NeighborsFirst.”

Tehran’s criticism came after the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system.

TURKEY DENOUNCED WASHINGTON'S DECISION

The sanctions, coming under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), target Turkey's Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB), including its head Ismail Demir and three other officials.

Turkey has vehemently denounced Washington’s decision, with top officials reaffirming Ankara’s determination to achieve its defense industry goals.