US puts sanctions on Iran foreign minister: White House

Parvez Jabri August 1, 2019

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday put sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif, effectively slamming the door on the country’s top diplomat.

The sanctions freeze any assets of Zarif in the United States or controlled by US entities, the White House announced.

Washington also will seek to curtail Zarif’s international travel.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2019

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