“We regret this decision. For our part, we will continue to work with Zarif as the highest-ranking Iranian diplomat, given the importance of maintaining diplomatic channels, ”RIA Novosti quoted the official.

Earlier, the United States decided to impose sanctions against Zarif. Later, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appreciated this move.

An expert from the Middle East Institute, Nikolai Kozhanov, in an interview with FBA “Economy Today”, assessed the situation in relations between Tehran and Washington.