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Iran president: US sanctions on foreign minister 'childish'

 

August 2, 2019



TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president lambasted new U.S. sanctions by the Trump administration targeting the country's foreign minister, describing the move Thursday as "childish" and a barrier to diplomacy.

Hassan Rouhani's remarks came after the Trump administration announced Wednesday that it had imposed financial sanctions on Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as part of its escalating campaign of pressure against the Islamic Republic.

The highly unusual action of penalizing another nation's top diplomat followed President Donald Trump's executive order placing sanctions on Iran's s...



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