Turkey advises Iran not to break West ties even if sanctions passed

Turkish and Iranian officials got together on the sidelines of the Third Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.

Turkey advises Iran not to break West ties even if sanctions passed

Turkish officials from different levels of government met with their Iranian counterparts during a regional summit in Istanbul and advised them not to break ties with the West in case the UN Security Council passes a new round of sanctions on Iran over its nuclear drive, a diplomat said on Tuesday.

Turkish and Iranian officials got together on the sidelines of the Third Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) to discuss the new U.S. push for sanctions on Iran who says its nuclear program has peaceful purposes. World powers argue Iran's nuclear work is a mask to build nuclear bomb.

Turkish officials told Iranians that a UN Security Council resolution is likely to be voted in the coming days and said Turkey and Brazil, two non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, were trying their best after they signed last month a uranium swap deal with Iran.

"Turkey advised Iran not to leave the table and break ties in order not to lose the ground for negotiations," the diplomat said.


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