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Iran slams US for 'bullying' Turkey

AFP  |  Tehran 

Iran's waded into the mounting row between and the today, accusing of an "addiction to sanctions and bullying".

US Donald Trump's "jubilation in inflicting economic hardship on its NATO ally is shameful," wrote on

"The US has to rehabilitate its addiction to sanctions (and) bullying or entire world will unite - beyond verbal condemnations - to force it to," he warned.

"We've stood with neighbours before, and will again now." Trump said yesterday he was doubling and aluminium tariffs on as part of an ongoing row over the detention of American pastor and other issues.

The tensions have fuelled a run on the Turkish lira, which dropped 16 percent to a record low yesterday, with Trump tweeting that the currency was sliding "rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!" has also suffered a major decline in its currency this year, in part due to the reimposition of US sanctions after Trump abandoned a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, with the rial losing around half its value against the dollar since April.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 14:05 IST
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