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Dianne Feinstein Dines with Iranian Foreign Minister

The sit down between Feinstein and Zarif comes at a time when tensions between Iran and the United States have ratcheted up.

By NTK Staff | 05.23.2019 @12:00pm
Dianne Feinstein Dines with Iranian Foreign Minister

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had dinner with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif a few weeks ago, according to a report published in Politico Playbook on Thursday.

The dinner was reportedly “arranged in consultation with the State Department,” according to Feinstein’s office.

“The office was in touch with State in advance of the meeting to let them know it was happening and to get an update on U.S.-Iran activity,” Feinstein’s office said.

However, the State Department told Politico that they “did not ask Feinstein to go to the dinner with Zarif.”

Last week Politico Playbook reported:

“SPOTTED: SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-Calif.), who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, walking around the Capitol with her iPhone screen facing outward in full view, and Javad Zarif’s contact page on the screen. Zarif is the name of Iran’s foreign minister.”

The sit down between Feinstein and Zarif comes at a time when tensions between Iran and the United States have ratcheted up, with the U.S. moving more military resources into the area. The Associated Press reported that the Pentagon could send up to 10,000 troops to the Middle East as a defensive measure against potential Iranian threats.

Politico called the meeting between Feinstein and Zarif “unusual.”

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