Iran’s foreign minister briefly hospitalized

Author: Associated PressSun, 2018-03-18 03:00ID: 1521363085147091600TEHRAN, Iran: Iranian state media says the country’s foreign minister was briefly hospitalized due to severe illness.
The state-run IRNA news agency cited a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying that Mohammad Javad Zarif was hospitalized for a few hours on Saturday and has canceled all his meetings on Sunday so he can rest. The spokesman did not provide further details on his illness.
Zarif, a relative moderate, was the lead negotiator in the talks leading up to the 2015 nuclear accord with world powers. He was briefly hospitalized with back pain in October 2013.
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