• Sat / 30 June 2018 / 11:30
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 97040904583
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Turkey to keep importing Iranian crude

Turkey to keep importing Iranian crude

Tehran (ISNA) - Turkey will not heed the State Department’s call on U.S. allies to stop importing Iranian crude oil by November 4, when the latest sanctions will kick in.

“The decisions taken by the United States on this issue are not binding for us. Of course, we will follow the United Nations on its decision. Other than this, we will only follow our own national interests,” Turkey’s Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said as quoted by daily Hurriyet, adding that “we will pay attention so our friend Iran will not face any unfair actions.”

The State Department earlier this week called on all U.S. allies to completely stop buying Iranian crude, Oil Price reported.

But, oil importers including Japan, South Korea, and India, as well as European countries have said they will continue buying Iranian crude.

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