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Iran's Zarif tweets - U.S. treasury is nothing more than a 'jail warden'

Iran's Zarif tweets - U.S. treasury is nothing more than a 'jail warden'
FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif speaks during a news conference with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not pictured) after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina -
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EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA(Reuters)
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DUBAI (Reuters) – The U.S. treasury is nothing more than a “jail warden”, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Thursday, a day after Washington imposed fresh sanctions designed to choke off the smuggling of Iranian oil.

OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control of U.S. Treasury) is nothing more than a JAILWARDEN: Ask for reprieve (waiver), get thrown in solitary for the audacity. Ask again and you might end up in the gallows,” Zarif wrote on his Twitter account.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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