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iran newsThe US Government has placed sanctions on Mohammad Javad Zarif (Image: GETTY)

Mohammad Javad Zarif has been noted for some fiery rhetoric in the diplomatic spat between the two nations. Now, the Treasury in Washington has confirmed Mr Javad Zarif has had sanctions imposed on him. Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary, said in a statement: "Javad Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran's Supreme Leader, and is the regime's primary spokesperson around the world.”

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Mr Zarif brushed off the recent developments, adding: "It has no effect on me or my family, as I have no property or interest outside of Iran.”

A spokesman for his department, Abbas Mousavi said: "The peak of stupidity and inconsistency of America's leaders is at a point where they don't recognise Dr Zarif as being influential in Iran's policy but with the ultimate ignorance they sanction him! The Americans have a strong fear of the logic of Dr Zarif and his negotiating skills.”

Al Jazeera journalist Dorsa Jabari questioned whether the US understood how Iran’s government works, she said: "The idea that by sanctioning the foreign minister, that they will get to deal with a more powerful person in the system to talk to is really absurd.”

The US may still give Mr Zarif a visa to allow him to

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