Report: Turkey, Iran Plan Joint Industrial Area

While West discusses sanctions against Iran, Turkey discusses increasing economic activities.

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While the West is discussing sanctions against Iran, Turkey is discussing the establishment of a joint industrial area with Iran on their shared border the Iranian state news agency, Fars, reported on Friday.

Iran's industry minister, Ali Akbar Mehrabian, met on Friday with Turkey's trade minister, Nahat Argon to discuss increasing economic activities between the two nations.

Mehrabian said after the meeting that there was a lot of potential for joint economic activities between the two countries.

According to the Iranian report, a special committee will be created to discuss the establishment of the joint industrial area.

Last month, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with U.S. President Barak Obama at the White House, where the topic of Iran's nuclear program was discussed.

Following the meeting, Obama said Turkey was an important player in attempts to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

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