Turkish Prime Minister Defends Iran Nuke Agreement

ANKARA (UPI) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended the nuclear agreement that he reached with Brazil and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program.

Erdogan’s remarks in Turkey’s parliament were carried live on Turkish TV channels, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported Tuesday.

Erdogan told parliamentarians, “The Tehran Declaration was not in contradiction with the demand made by the U.S. President Barack Obama in his letters to me and Brazilian president (Luiz Ignacio da Silva).”

Commenting on the U.N. Security Council vote for increased sanctions on Iran, Erdogan explained that Turkey’s and Brazil’s “no” votes on the sanctions were motivated by the fact that both Turkey and Brazil believe in international peace and security and their mutual conviction that the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program must be resolved through political dialogue.

Erdogan further criticized Washington double standards, castigating the American government as opportunists cooperating with non-democratic regimes, commenting: “What are you doing in Iraq and Afghanistan? Who is responsible for hundreds of thousands of casualties and hundreds of thousands of widows in the war-torn countries? Do you think that you will be the final winner?”


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  1. john papazian said:

    Erdies at it again.Americas trusted ally in the war on terror is helping Iranian leaders build a bomb,giving missles to Iran and Syria in preperation for an emenant attack by Isreal on Irans nuclear facilities,and going to get the American Navy blown out of the water.Besides,what about the thousands of Kurds killed by Turks? It’s crazy how mainstream America does not see,hear,or say.