Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif holds talks with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not pictured) at the Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing, Sunday, May 13, 2018. (Thomas Peter/Pool Photo via AP)
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Iran's foreign minister was in Moscow on Monday as Russia tries to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in the wake of Washington's pull-out, pushing it into rare cooperation with Europe.Iranian state television Irib broadcasted images of Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow, saying he had arrived in Russia at 4am (01:00 GMT) on Monday and was due to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Trump's move to ditch the nuclear deal has infuriated Washington's allies in Europe as well as China and Russia.Zarif will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, according to Iran's Foreign Ministry.Russia and Iran also sought to strengthen their business ties long before the 2015 agreement, despite international sanctions in place.
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