The foreign minister of Iran, Javad Zarif flew unexpectedly on Sunday into Biarritz in a very dramatic twist for the summit organized for the G7 leaders. This turn of event comes amid the already existing cleft created by the divisions of ideology over China, Russia, and the overall trade scenario.
Mr. Zarif, after his visit went straight for talks with the French officials. He arrived on the government airbus by Iran. He showed up just as Emmanuel Macron, the French President attempted to conceive the diplomatic gambit which was very high-risk. This was his effort to defuse the confrontation which had brought the United States and Iran to war like situations.
His presence led to an immediate confusion amid the diplomatic circles. To this, an official with the White House mentioned that Donald Trump, along with other leaders participating in the G7 summit in Biarritz weren’t informed prior his visit.
Last month, the administration working under President Trump had placed Zarif under the U.S. sanctions. However, a source from the French diplomats mentioned that Mr. Macron had already informed Trump of Zarif’s visit during the Saturday night dinner.