- Title: Iranian FM Zarif leaves Biarritz G7 summit after short meeting
- Date: 25th August 2019
- Summary: BIARRITZ, FRANCE (AUGUST 25, 2019) (REUTERS) JET OF IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF, ON AIRPORT TARMAC TEXT ON PLANE READING (English): "ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN" IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF, ON AIRPORT TARMAC / KISSING CHEEKS TEXT ON PLANE READING (English): "ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN" ZARIF WALKS UP THE STAIRS OF THE PLANE IRANIAN FLAG ON PLANE
- Embargoed: 8th September 2019 18:38
- Keywords: Iran jet G7 summit Biarritz Mohammad Javad Zarif Iran foreign minister airport plane
- Location: BIARRITZ, FRANCE
- City: BIARRITZ, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: G7,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001ATPV1VR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Biarritz on Sunday (August 25) after a surprise visit on the sidelines of the G7 summit.
An Iranian government jet landed in Biarritz on Sunday (August 25), where leaders of the G7 group of nations are meeting.
Zarif jetted in as French President Emmanuel Macron ramped up efforts to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington, and held talks with his French counterpart.
U.S. President Donald Trump was not forewarned by France that Zarif would meet a French delegation on the margins of the G7 summit, a White House official said on Sunday.
European leaders have struggled to calm a deepening confrontation between Iran and the United States since Trump pulled his country out of Iran's internationally brokered 2015 nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on the Iranian economy.
Biarritz's airport has been closed to civilian flights for the duration of the summit from Saturday (August 24) to Monday (August 26).
(Production: Erol Dogrudogan, Emilie Delwarde, Ardee Napolitano)
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