Any new United States sanctions on Iran violate resolution 2231

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Turkish president on Thursday said he does not view USA withdrawal from Iranian nuclear deal as the "right" decision, according to Turkish presidential sources.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday evening, may 10, had a telephone conversation. Erdogan and Putin also shared the opinion that "the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a diplomatic success, which must be preserved", it added.

During the telephone conversation, Rouhani stressed that the JCPOA is a significant global agreement for development of worldwide stability and security, as well as the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), adding "the Islamic Republic of Iran has complied with all its obligations under the JCPOA as verified in all the 11 reports issued by the worldwide Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)". "They discussed the United States decision to withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran", the source said.


The sides also confirmed "Russia and Turkey's determination for further cooperation with other participants of the Plan of Action and for coordination of measures in this context", the statement reads.

In addition, the leaders of Russian Federation and Turkey discussed issues of the Syrian settlement and implementation of key bilateral projects.

Erdogan told Rouhani that Turkey supports the preservation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the sources said.


On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the JCPOA, which requires Tehran to maintain a peaceful nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Earlier, Erdogan described the U.S. decision as a mistake, adding that Ankara would never accept it.


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