ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that countries opposed to Irans atomic programme should give up their own nuclear weapons and attacked as 'arrogant the sanctions imposed on Ankaras neighbour. He also said he wanted the Middle East, and then the whole world, to rid itself of nuclear weapons. During a trip to Iran this week, Erdogan said he backed Tehrans right to peaceful nuclear energy and called its approach in nuclear talks with Western powers positive. ... those who criticise Irans nuclear programme continue to possess the same weapons, said Erdogan, according to an advance copy, carried by state-run Anatolian news agency, of a televised address he was to make at 8:00pm (1800 GMT). I think that those who take this stance, who want these arrogant sanctions, need to first give these (weapons) up. We shared this opinion with our Iranian friends, our brothers. Erdogan also said Turkey wants the Middle East, and in time the world, to be free of nuclear weapons. We want to live in a region completely purged of nuclear weapons. We want to live in a world in which nuclear weapons no longer exist, he said. Erdogan also reiterated previous remarks that Turkey and Iran have set themselves a target of more than tripling annual bilateral trade by 2011 to $30 billion.