Oct 8, 2013, 4:49 PM
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FM spokeswoman refutes news reports on Zarif's remarks as inaccurate

Tehran, Oct 8, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Tuesday dismissed news reports by certain media on remarks made by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the Parliament as inaccurate.

Zarif attended a session of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission on Sunday to brief Iranian lawmakers on his recent visit to New York.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said that Zarif’s remarks were misinterpreted and news reports by certain newspapers are not accurate and in some cases run counter to what was actually said.

Certain segments of Iranian media and newspapers claimed on Tuesday that in his address to the Majlis commission, the foreign minister had said that his meeting with the US Secretary of State John Kerry and the phone conversation between President Hassan Rohani and his US counterpart Barack Obama in New York were inappropriate.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has supported diplomatic efforts made by Iranian delegation to the 68th UN General Assembly meeting recently held in New York.