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Iran Calls U.S. Sanctions on Its Foreign Minister ‘Infantile’

  • Mnuchin says Zarif carries out Ayatollah’s ‘reckless agenda’
  • Zarif has said he doesn’t have any U.S. assets to seize
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Rouhani on Zarif Sanctions
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Iran dismissed new U.S. sanctions against its foreign minister as “infantile,” saying they proved the Trump administration isn’t interested in negotiating an end to their standoff.

“A government that is meant to be mighty, a superpower on the world stage, is scared of an interview with our foreign minister,” President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday, a day after the U.S. announced it would sanction top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif. “All the pillars of the White House tremble at the words of a person who’s an academic, a diplomat who is devoted and is shrewd.”