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WorldIran president says Zarif sanctions show US 'afraid' of top diplomat

10:51  01 august  2019
10:51  01 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The United States imposed restricions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday, with a senior official Rouhani suggested that the move showed that Washington was " afraid " of the top Iranian diplomat . The US Department of the Treasury announced on Wednesday

The US secretary of state , Mike Pompeo, said Zarif had been targeted because he acted on behalf of the supreme leader, Ali Khamenei. In the face of mounting US efforts to kill the agreement, the Iranian diplomat continued to meet his counterparts from Europe, Russia and China, who have been

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday that a US decision to impose sanctions on Mohammad Javad Zarif showed Washington is afraid of the top diplomat.

Iran president says Zarif sanctions show US 'afraid' of top diplomat© ATTA KENARE Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was the public face of the opening to the West that culminated in Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with major powers and has been a tireless critic of US President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to abandon it

"They are afraid of our foreign minister's interviews," Rouhani said in a televised speech, referring to a recent round of interviews Zarif gave to foreign media in New York.

"It is completely clear that the foundations of the White House have been shaken by the words and logic of an informed, devoted and diplomatic individual," he said.

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“If you sanction diplomats you’ll have less diplomacy ,” Mr. Paul tweeted, linking to a news report about the new penalties against Mr. Zarif . Wendy Sherman, who as the Obama administration’s top nuclear negotiator spent long hours with Mr. Zarif , called the sanctions against him “a dangerous

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"They are doing childish things now. Maybe there's no better way to describe (the sanctions) but childish," Rouhani said on a visit to the northwestern city of Tabriz.

"Our enemies are so helpless that they have lost the ability to act and think wisely."

Rouhani was speaking after Washington announced it was designating Zarif under sanctions that would freeze any of his assets.

"Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran's supreme leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei), and is the regime's primary spokesperson around the world," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

"The United States is sending a clear message to the Iranian regime that its recent behaviour is completely unacceptable."

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