Turkey suspended import of Iranian oil to 'respect' US sanctions - report
[Rudaw] A senior
Ottoman Turkish official told news hounds on Wednesday that Ankara stopped buying Iran's oil in early May out of "respect" for the United States.
"We don’t believe in sanctions, but as a strategic ally we respect the U.S. decision ... We don’t believe isolation of Iran will be helpful," Rooters quoted the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, as saying.
Ankara has abided by the sanctions since its waiver ended this month, according to official. The remarks were made during
Ottoman Turkish Deputy of Foreign Affairs Yavuz Selim Kiran’s visit to Washington, D.C.
"We are not getting any oil from Iran now," the unnamed source added.
In 2017, Iran accounted for only about 4.9 percent of
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's oil imports. Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
was first at 14 percent, followed by Iraq at 7.3 percent, and the Emirates at 5 percent, according to statistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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