Turkish Prime Minister, Receb Tayyip Erdogan, slammed what he called the âdouble standards policyâ in dealing with the Iranian Nuclear Program, and Israelâs 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 Israelâs nuclear power and program.
âIsrael has nuclear weaponsâ, he said, âIs anybody imposing sanctions on Israel? No?â.
âThe only difference between Iran and other countries in the region, is that Iran is a member of the International Atomic Agencyâ, Erdogan stated.
Meanwhile, Merkel said that the United Nations should adopt further sanctions on Iran should it refrain from conducting âreal measures in the near futureâ.