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In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran condemns the US administration’s move to impose sanction on Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, director of Iran’s diplomacy, and sees the measure as a clear sign of the US administration’s frustration. The new US sanction reveals its administration’s fear and weakness vis-à-vis the Islamic Republic of Iran’s smart diplomacy which is based upon logic.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasizes that the recent sanction on the Minister of Foreign Affairs will have no impact on the efforts and activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or by the Minister of Foreign Affairs himself, as the person in charge of the country’s foreign policy, to prove the rightfulness of the Iranian nation, protect the national interests, and fight against the US administration’s economic terrorism, and the Foreign Minister will carry on with his mission and responsibility with maximum power and faith.