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January 20, 2016 11:11 am

Iranian Foreign Minister Decries New US Sanctions as American ‘Coercion’

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called US sanctions an example of an American "addiction to coercion." Photo: Wikipedia.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called US sanctions an example of an American “addiction to coercion.” Photo: Wikipedia.

Iran’s foreign minister is decrying new U.S. sanctions over Iran’s ballistic missile testing, calling them an example of an American “addiction to coercion.”

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking Wednesday to The Associated Press, called the ballistic program legitimate self-defense and said the prospect of restoring bilateral diplomatic relations is “far away” despite the recent landmark nuclear deal.

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