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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the Vatican Prime Minister Cardinal Pietro Parolin, during which the two sides reviewed the latest developments in bilateral ties, surveyed the Middle East developments and exchanged ideas on it.

Zarif also informed the Vatican premier on Iran’s viewpoints about the nuclear deal JCPOA, the Persian Gulf, Palestine, West Asia, and Afghanistan.

Cardinal Parolin, too, in this meeting expressed hope that Vatican will be able to consult more with the Iranian officials on issues of mutual interest.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that "I had an extraordinarily fine meeting with His Excellency Pope Francis."

Zarif also wrote in his Twitter post that "I also had a good meeting with Vatican Prime Minister Cardinal Parolin and Archbishop Gallagher in which we exchanged viewpoints on our shared viewpoints and challenges, dialogue among religions, Palestine, the US sanctions, and bilateral and international cooperation with Vatican."

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