Top Iranian official says his meeting with Democratic senator scared Trump

Iran’s foreign minister said his meeting with a Democratic senator alarmed the Trump administration because it allowed him to talk directly to “the American nation.”

Mohammad Javad Zarif and Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy met last week at a security conference in Munich, Germany. Trump questioned whether Murphy violated United States law by meeting with the foreign minister, and Security of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped anyone who communicates with Zarif reflected the Trump administration’s position on Iran.

“Trump and Pompeo are afraid of a senator hearing facts from the Iranian foreign minister,” Zarif told reporters Wednesday.

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