TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A spokesman for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party said US sanctions on Iranian oil exports do not serve peace in the region, noting that the embargoes are only affecting people.
“We state that such sanctions are only punishing people and that it is not possible to reach the goals written in any way,” Omer Celik said on Friday, Anadolu news agency reported.
“We once again clearly state that we are against these sanctions and that these sanctions will not yield the right results,” he added.
US President Donald Trump’s administration reimposed sanctions on Iranian oil exports in November after he pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal between Tehran, Washington and five world powers.
Washington this month ended sanctions waivers granted to countries that were still buying Iranian oil.