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16:59 | 2009-09-12


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Turkey to Resist Potential Sanctions against Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Saturday announced that his country will do its best to push back any fresh sanction against Iran.

"All our attempts are aimed at campaigning against potential sanctions and removing the existing barriers so that Iran will not remain outside the regional and global economy," the Turkish foreign minister said in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki here in Tehran today.

Davutoglu, heading a political delegation, arrived in Tehran Saturday morning to review issues of mutual interest with senior Iranian officials.

He further noted that Turkey will do it best to remove current sanctions on Iran, and reiterated, "We want to set proper conditions for annulling sanctions and resolving all problems through dialogue."

Elsewhere, the Turkish minister underlined that Iran's nuclear issue can be resolved through dialogue, and announced Ankara's preparedness to render the necessary supports in this regard.

Davutoglu also expressed his country's readiness to cooperate with Iran to ensure security in the region and in the world.

Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under three rounds of UN Security Council sanctions for turning down West's illegitimate calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.

Tehran has dismissed West's demands as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians' national resolve to continue the path.