TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Turkey is in close cooperation with the United States, the European Union and other parties to reduce the negative impact of Washington’s sanctions on its relations with Iran, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

Cavusoglu was speaking to a parliamentary committee in Ankara on Wednesday, Reuters reported.

The US government imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran on November 4.

On May 8, the US president pulled his country out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear deal that was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

The US had announced plans to drive Iran’s oil exports down to zero, but backed off from its policy and granted waivers to at least 8 countries that import Iranian oil.