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Rouhani Slams US Childish Sanctions on Zarif: US Afraid of Iran’s Top Diplomat

Rouhani Slams US Childish Sanctions on Zarif: US Afraid of Iran’s Top Diplomat
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By Staff, Agencies

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani confirmed Thursday that a US decision to impose sanctions on Mohammad Javad Zarif showed Washington is afraid of the top diplomat.

"They are afraid of our foreign minister's interviews," Rouhani said in a televised speech, referring to a recent round of interviews Zarif gave to foreign media in New York.

Rouhani further stated: “It is completely clear that the foundations of the White House have been shaken by the words and logic of an informed, devoted and diplomatic individual.”

“They are doing childish things now. Maybe there's no better way to describe (the sanctions) but childish,” Rouhani said on a visit to the northwestern city of Tabriz.

The Iranian President also stated: “Our enemies are so helpless that they have lost the ability to act and think wisely.”

Rouhani was speaking after Washington announced it was designating Zarif under sanctions that would freeze any of his assets.

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