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G7 summit: Iran foreign minister makes surprise Biarritz appearance

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Visit comes during summit at which policy on Iran has been one of most contentious issuesIran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has made a surprise appearance in Biarritz in the middle of a G7 summit where western policy towards Iran has been one of the most contentious issues.The Iranian foreign ministry confirmed that Zarif had flown to Biarritz at the invitation of his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian. A spokesman said there would be no meetings with US officials. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/25/emmanuel-macron-floats-plan-g7-defuse-iran-tensions

Author : Julian Borger in Biarritz

Publish date : 2019-08-25 15:05:18

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