Sanctions on Iran no use: Turkish executive

An executive of Turkey's ruling party said that every one would see that sanctions on Iran would be no use.

Sanctions on Iran no use: Turkish executive

 

An executive of Turkey's ruling party said on Friday that every one would see that sanctions on Iran would be no use.

Omer Celik, the deputy chairman of the ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party for foreign affairs, said one day, every one would see that the most important and respected mechanism in the hands of international community would be the agreement reached in Tehran by Turkey, Brazil and Iran.

"Turkey's opening its diplomacy and negotiation channels open will be the most respected and effective mechanism in the hands of international community," Celik told a press conference in Washington D.C.

Celik said he did not think the Tehran Declaration covered every issue, however it was an opportunity that should not be missed.

Under the agreement signed by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Motaki and Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim in Tehran on May 17, Iran committed to give 1,200kg of 3.5% enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for 20% enriched uranium it will receive from Western countries to be used as fuel in the nuclear research reactor in Tehran.

Tehran will receive the enriched uranium from the Vienna Group, comprising of the United States, France, Russia and IAEA, in Turkey.

"Turkey had no other chance than casting a 'no' vote in the United Nations (UN) Security Council not to make the Tehran agreement a dead agreement," he said.

Celik said if Turkey had not cast a 'no' vote and if the Tehran agreement had not still been valid, the tension between Iran and the West would have triggered instability in Iraq, had a negative impact on the Lebanese government, and caused new clashes in the Middle East.

The executive said the West would perceive Turkey's initiatives some time later.
 

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Haziran 2010, 12:40
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