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Iran: Economic and security outlook under pressure US sanctions
International diplomacy: Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has embarked on a particularly active schedule of international travel, in an effort to limit the economic and political damage caused by US sanctions. In May, Zarif visited key partners in Asia and there have been talks in Tehran with some friendlier faces from within the region. A critical relationships is with Iraq, where Iran’s extensive political, security and economic interests are being targeted by the US.
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