August 25, 2019 / 4:31 PM / a month ago

White House says Trump surprised by Iran foreign minister's G7 visit

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) - U.S President Donald Trump was not forewarned by France that Iran’s foreign minister would meet a French delegation on the sidelines of a G7 leaders summit in Biarritz, a White House official said on Sunday.

Mohammad Javad Zarif jetted in as French President Emmanuel Macron ramps up efforts to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington, and held talks with his French counterpart.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Richard Lough, Editing by William Maclean

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