US says 'legitimate' trade with Iran OK over Turkish ties

U.S. State Department's special adviser Robert Einhorn said that "legitimate" trade between Iran and its neighbors could and should continue.

US says 'legitimate' trade with Iran OK over Turkish ties

.S. State Department's special adviser Robert Einhorn said that "legitimate" trade between Iran and its neighbors could and should continue.

During a visit to Tokyo, when a reporter asked, "how do you assess the recent Turkish government's approach to Iran? Reportedly Turkish companies have started sending petroleum to Iran or opening up ports to do trade with Iran instead of Dubai. How do you see the effect of this kind of effort on the sanctions against Iran?" Einhorn said that legitimate trade between Iran and its neighbors could and should continue.

"But there are certain provisions in the Security Council resolution which prevent major categories of arms from going to Iran, that prohibit arms transfers from Iran, prohibit a wide range of illicit activities as well. We will encourage all of Iran's neighbors to implement the resolutions faithfully, but we're not going to urge them to impose a total embargo on Iran," he added.

Einhorn said, "the objective of the Security Council resolution, the objective of the national measures, is not to impose a total embargo on Iran."


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