US officials fail to win Turkey’s support on more Iran sanctions

A group of U.S officials has left Turkey empty-handed on imposing tougher sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program.

The U.S. delegation failed to win the backing of their NATO-ally on imposing sanctions outside the aegis of the United Nations during meetings this week in Ankara, a senior Turkish diplomat on Friday told the Anadolu Agency.

The Turkish diplomat said the U.S. delegation from the State and the Treasury had briefed Turkish officials over details of the non-UN sanctions.

“Turkey has given the message that it did not feel itself bound to adhere to any sanctions other than those enacted by the U.N,” the Turkish diplomat said.

The diplomat said the U.S. delegation was planning to visit other countries on the issue.


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