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Pope Francis meets with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, on May 17, 2021.

Pope Francis meets with Iran’s foreign minister, speaks to Turkish president about Palestinians

May 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Iran's foreign minister said that he and the pope “exchanged views” on Palestine, interfaith dialogue, and U.S. sanctions on Iran. Read more

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U.S. sanctions Chinese officials connected to ‘genocide’ of Uyghurs

Mar 23, 2021

The U.S., in tandem with Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union, on Monday sanctioned Chinese officials in Xinjiang... Read more

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at a press conference in Romania, Novemebr 2016.

New Iran sanctions continue discussion on 'proportionality'

Aug 2, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The Trump administration added another high-ranking Iranian official this week to its list of sanctions against Iran, inviting continued discussion about the... Read more