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Iran’s foreign minister calls off Austria meeting over Israeli flags

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif cancelled a visit to Austria that was originally planned for Saturday after Israeli flags were raised on government buildings in Vienna. “We regret the step, but we will not remain silent while Hamas fires 2,000 rockets at civilian targets in Israel,” said a spokeswoman for Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, who was supposed to meet Zarif for a bilateral focused on the nuclear deal negotiations. The Chancellery and Foreign Ministry flew a flag with a star of David on it on Friday in a sign of solidarity with Israel, which has been th…

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