US, Turkey to discuss Iran sanctions in Ankara Fri.: Turkish media

TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – A US delegation of Treasury and State Department officials will meet Turkish authorities on Friday to discuss sanctions targeting Iran, an official from Turkey's foreign ministry said.

"A US delegation currently holding talks in India will be visiting Ankara on Friday regarding sanctions against Iran," Turkish Daily Sabah quoted an official from Turkey's foreign ministry as saying.

"The delegation will meet with related institutions, including from the foreign and finance ministries."

A US embassy spokesman confirmed that the talks would take place on Friday and would focus on Iran sanctions, Daily Sabah report continued.

On May 8, the United Stated unlawfully withdrew from Iran nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The other signatories to the JCPOA, namely Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany, have strongly objected to the US’s withdrawal, and vowed to make every effort to preserve the deal by providing a mechanism to safeguard Iran's economic interests.

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