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US slaps sanctions on Iran's foreign minister

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The sanctions are for implementing 'the reckless agenda of Iran's Supreme Leader'

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The U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it will be slapping sanctions on Iran's top diplomat, Foreign Minister Mohommad Javad Zarif.

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"Javad Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran's Supreme Leader, and is the regime's primary spokesperson around the world. The United States is sending a clear message to the Iranian regime that its recent behavior is completely unacceptable," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in a news release Wednesday. "At the same time the Iranian regime denies Iranian citizens' access to social media, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif spreads the regime's propaganda and disinformation around the world through these mediums."

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