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Iran will not change regional policies under US threats: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif speaks during the Valdai Discussion Club titled ''Russia in the Middle East: Playing on All Fields'' in Moscow, Russia on 19 February, 2018 [Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency]
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif [Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency]

Iran will not rein in its influence in the Middle East despite mounting US.pressure on Tehran to curb its regional activities, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Qatar’s al Jazeera TV. “Iran will not change its policies in the region because of US sanctions and threats,” al Jazeera on Monday quoted Zarif as saying. In May, President Donald Trump exited Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, saying it failed to address Iran’s ballistic missile program, its nuclear activities beyond 2025 or its role in conflicts in Yemen and Syria.

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