Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with the Iranian president’s chief of staff, Mahmoud Vaezi, in Ankara to discuss the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and US sanctions against Tehran, Tasnim News Agency reported on Friday.
According to the Tasnim News Agency, the meeting took place late on Thursday as part of Vaezi’s one-day visit. The two sides have discussed the escalated tensions between Iran and the United States following Washington’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA, also known as the Iran nuclear deal, and reimposition of sanctions that had been previously lifted under the agreement.
Vaezi told the Turkish leader that Tehran was determined to resist Washington’s pressure until the United States regrets its decision. He also handed over a written message from the Iranian president to Erdogan.
The Turkish leader, in turn, stated Ankara’s readiness to enhance bilateral cooperation with Tehran.