Javad Zarif’s Iran: ‘U.S. Sanctions against Turkey are disregard for international law’

On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif condemned the U.S. government’s forced sanctions against neighbouring Turkey over its procurement of Russia’s S-400 air defence system, arguing that the penalties levied are in violation of international law.

“We fully condemn the recently forced sanctions on Turkey by the US and stand behind its citizens and regime,”#NeighborsFirst,”#NeighborsFirst.”We fully condemn the recently forced sanctions on Turkey by the US and stand behind its citizens and regime.Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has confirmed that the imposition of sanctions will be disrespectful, and Turkey has gone ahead with a study of the new strategy.

The declaration of Zarif in favour of Turkey comes after days when Erdogan was criticised for reciting a poem seen as promoting the affiliation with neighbouring Azerbaijan of Iran’s predominantly Azeri-speaking northwestern regions.Washington barred all US export licences and loan credits to Ankara’s military procurement agency on Monday and added that it would not allow its president to visit or keep properties in the United States.

“won’t stand any business deals with Russia’s defence and intelligence division.”the US will not stand any business deal with Russia’s defence and intelligence department.Zarif, however, whose nation has faced US sanctions since 2018 when the new US President Donald Trump’s government dropped an atomic agreement with it the move against Ankara clearly showed how easily sanctions are used by Washington.

Again at the full showcase, US fascination with fines and disdain for international law,”US obsession with sanctions and contempt for international law at the full showcase once more,”Turkey concluded the agreement with Russia and, despite the US government warning it was inconsistent with its membership of the NATO alliance, took delivery of the S-400 air defence system.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, however, went on to draw a line on Monday by saying he thought it was impossible that Erdogan wanted to “insult Iran or our regional integrity.”“We can rightly put this matter behind us with the clarifications they have given,” Rouhani added.