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US asks Turkey to reduce use of Iranian oil

By Messenger Staff
Monday, March 26
American officials have recommended that Turkey decrease its imports of oil from Iran, in an effort to step up sanctions and isolations of the latter country.

This is part of a US policy isolating Iran for its attempt to build nuclear weapons. The American government hopes to convince other countries to reduce the amount of oil they import from Iran. So far Japan and some European Union countries have agreed, while the US administration is also attempting to convince South Korea, China, and India.

Iranian oil export to Turkey makes up more than seven percent of its total oil export. Turkey plans to continue receiving Iranian oil until the expiration of current agreements.