Erdogan tells Rouhani he sees window of opportunity for Iran, U.S. on sanctions

Reuters |
Published: 02.21.21 , 19:04
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday that he saw a window of opportunity for Iran and the United States after recent statements on sanctions, adding he wanted U.S. sanctions on Tehran to be lifted, the Turkish presidency said.
Tehran said on Sunday the United States must first lift sanctions on Iran if it wants to talk about salvaging the 2015 nuclear deal, reiterating that it will not make the first move to restore the pact with major powers. Washington has said it is ready to talk to Iran about returning to the accord.
"President Erdogan, who stated that he wished the new U.S. administration would abandon unilateral sanctions on Iran and lift restrictions on the prosperity of Iranian people, said the statements on the issue in recent days had led to a new window of opportunity," the presidency said in a statement.