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Iran’s Zarif heading to Asia in push against US sanctions

 

TEHRAN: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will head to East Asia on Sunday, his office said, as part of a diplomatic push to win relief from biting US sanctions. Zarif would visit China, Japan and Malaysia fresh on the heels of a tour of Western European nations, spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on the ministry’s Telegram channel. The United States slapped sanctions on Zarif late last month in a bid to target any assets he has in America and squeeze his ability to function as a globe-trotting diplomat. But Zarif hailed his visit to France on Friday following trips to Finland, Sweden and Norway. Iran and its arch-foe the United States have been at loggerheads since last year when President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from a 2015 deal under which the Islamic republic agreed to rein in its nuclear activities in return for an easing of sanctions. AFP


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Today’s Front Page February 24, 2020

Today’s Front Page February 24, 2020