Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif strongly condemned unilateral U.S. sanctions against Turkey.
“U.S. addiction to sanctions and contempt for international law at full display again. We strongly condemn recent U.S. sanctions against Turkey and stand with its people and government,” Zarif said on Twitter on Tuesday.
He shared the tweet with the hashtag #Neighborsfirst.
Zarif’s comments refer to the U.S. imposed sanctions on Turkey’s Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) and its chief, Ismail Demir. His comments also come a few days after tensions escalated between Turkey and Iran over President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recitation of a poem during victory celebrations in the Azerbaijani capital Baku.
Sanctions were placed on Turkey for its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry, in its immediate response, condemned the decision and highlighted.
The U.S.’ unfair stance on the matter throughout the S-400 purchase process.
The U.S. argued that the system could be used by Russia to covertly obtain classified details on the Lockheed Martin F-35 jets and is incompatible with NATO systems.
Turkey has said it will only agree to an offer if it includes a technology transfer and joint production terms.
Turkey even proposed setting up a commission to clarify any technical issues.
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