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FM Zarif calls meeting with Kerry sign of Iran’s influence

Tehran, Iran's foreign minister said the meeting he had with the former US secretary of state was a part of the routine meetings that are indication of Iran's influence.

'When I am in New York, people from high to low, come over for visit�from Kissinger and John Kerry to representatives, and this shows the extent of Islamic Republic's influence,' Mohammad-Javad Zarif said.

'It was not a secret meeting,' he added.

Commenting on the controversy between the US administration and the former Secretary of State John Kerry, he said that the disputes were aimed to serve their election campaign.

the US President and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted Kerry for his several meetings with Zarif, saying the visits undermined US policy on Iran.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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