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US sanctions Iran FM, he laughs it off

Aug 01, 2019 10:43 IST

The US on Wednesday imposed sanctions against Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. The provocative move has further diminished the prospects for a diplomatic solution to rising tensions that have brought the U.S. and Tehran to the brink of war. The U.S. said Zarif acts on behalf of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who was previously sanctioned. The largely symbolic sanctions would block Zarif’s access to any property the has in the US, though he said in a tweet that he has none so the sanctions will have no effect