Khamenei says remarks by Zarif in audio leak 'big mistake'
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Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sunday slammed as a “big mistake” remarks by his foreign minister, a week after audio emerged of the latter bemoaning the military’s influence on diplomacy. Top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif, a moderate, made the remarks in a three-hour “private” conversation first published by media outlets outside the country a week ago, provoking anger from conservatives. “The country’s policies are made of different economic, military, social, scientific and cultural plans, including foreign relations and diplomacy,” Khamenei said in televised remarks. Saying “t…

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