Turkish Prime Minister, Receb Tayyip Erdogan, slammed what he called the â€śdouble standards policyâ€ť in dealing with the Iranian Nuclear Program, and Israelâ€™s Nuclear Agenda. His statements were made Monday during a press conference with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel who is currently visiting Turkey for talks with its officials.
Erdogan said that Turkey rejects any further sanctions on Tran.
He stated that the International Community imposed sanctions twice on the Islamic Republic , and that the sanctions proved ineffective as the only way to deal with this issue is through diplomacy.
Erdogan also said that his country objects to Israelâ€™s nuclear power and program.
â€śIsrael has nuclear weaponsâ€ť, he said, â€śIs anybody imposing sanctions on Israel? No?â€ť.
â€śThe only difference between Iran and other countries in the region, is that Iran is a member of the International Atomic Agencyâ€ť, Erdogan stated.
Meanwhile, Merkel said that the United Nations should adopt further sanctions on Iran should it refrain from conducting â€śreal measures in the near futureâ€ť.