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U.S. sanctions policy threatens Middle East security: Iran deputy foreign minister

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi speaking at the Chatham House think tank in London, Britain February 22, 2018. REUTERS/Bozorgmehr Sharafedin

GENEVA (Reuters) - Washington's sanctions policy threatens the security of the Middle East, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Monday, according to a statement on the ministry's website.

Araqchi, while on a visit to Kuwait, also said Iran was ready for dialogue with other countries in the region.

(Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh)