Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Biarritz, France, on Sunday for an unannounced visit to the Group of Seven summit. A senior French official said that upon arrival, Zarif went straight into a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who invited his Iranian counterpart to attend the summit. Leaders of other invited countries are discussing, among other things, how to handle Iran's nuclear ambitions. American officials in Biarritz did not meet with Zarif. When asked about Washington's knowledge of Zarif's appearance, one French official said his country operates on its own terms. The White House was reportedly caught off guard.
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