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Iran FM Zarif: ‘We’re Not Going to Accept Diktats’

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Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photo: Wikipedia.

Washington Post – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that despite hitting a “snag” in nuclear negotiations last week, Iran is “‰committed “100 percent” to reaching a comprehensive final agreement. But he voiced tough positions on key issues and said “it’s going to be a bumpy road,” with difficult bargaining ahead.

Zarif, who is Iran’s top chief negotiator, outlined his views in an hour-long interview at the foreign ministry here Sunday. He said that his country would continue the talks, despite what he called the “extremely counterproductive” U.S. Treasury Department announcement last week ofnew steps to enforce existing sanctions.

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