The European Union regrets US decision to impose sanctions against Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and intends to keep working with him, Carlos Martin Ruiz de Gordejuela, the spokesman of the European Commission for the international cooperation and development, said Thursday.

“We regret this decision, and from our side, we will continue to work with Mr Zarif as Iran’s most senior diplomat, and in view of the importance of maintaining diplomatic channels”, the spokesman told reporters.

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