Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said U.S. sanctions on Iran were “not right”.

Following a parliamentary group meeting, Erdogan told reporters: “We do not find the sanctions right. Because our opinion is that these sanctions aim at destroying the world’s balance,” said Erdogan.

Erdogan stressed that the U.S. sanctions on Iran contradict with the international law and diplomacy.

“We don’t want to live in an imperialist world,” he added.

Washington announced new sanctions on Monday targeting Iran’s energy and financial sectors along with its shipping industry.

More than 700 individuals, entities, aircraft, and vessels were blacklisted, including 50 Iranian banks and their domestic and foreign subsidiaries.

The U.S. government granted China, Greece, India, Turkey, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan a 180-day waiver for importing Iranian oil, which eased worries of supply reduction in the global markets after the sanctions went into effect.

Erdogan said that joint patrols between U.S. forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the Turkish-Syrian border were unacceptable and he expected U.S. President Donald Trump to stop them.

Erdogan, set to meet Trump in Paris this weekend, told reporters he would discuss the patrols carried out by the United States and the SDF, which would cause “serious negative developments” along the border.

The SDF is dominated by the YPG militia, which is the armed wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Source » yenisafak