TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Turkey’s top diplomat criticized the re-introduction of US sanctions on Iran as unilateral, not wise and dangerous, calling for a dialogue and engagement instead.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Tokyo for talks with Japanese leaders, told reporters Tuesday that Turkey opposes sanctions because they do not achieve results, AP reported.

He said cornering Iran is not wise, isolating Iran is dangerous and punishing the Iranians is unfair.

US President Donald Trump’s administration’s resumption of sanctions on Iran took effect Monday, though eight major importers of Iranian oil, including Turkey and Japan, are spared temporarily from immediate penalties.