Iranian president Hassan Rouhani described a decision by the US to put foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif under sanctions as 'childish'. Rouhani was speaking at a power plant opening ceremony in Tabriz on Thursday.
«If someone says that he wants to negotiate with a government, so what is the best way? It is [through] the ministry of foreign affairs and there is no other way. Who is the head of... Еще this ministry and who is the person responsible for foreign diplomacy? The foreign minister.»,» said Rouhani.
Washington imposed sanctions on Zarif on Wednesday saying it would freeze any assets he may have in the US. The announcement comes as tensions between the two countries escalated in the past weeks.
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