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Polish FM Cuts Short Iran Visit To Deal With Crimea Crisis

Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski
Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has cut short a visit to Tehran to deal with Ukraine's deepening Crimea crisis after the suspected deployment of Russian troops in Crimea.

Sikorski told a news conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that he was returning to Warsaw because "the situation is getting more critical in Crimea."

Meanwhile, the Polish Foreign Ministry called for an end to what it called "provocative" troop movements in Crimea.

Sikorski arrived in Iran on Friday night for what was meant to be a three-day visit – and the first visit to Iran by a Polish foreign minister in 10 years.

With a delegation of 20 Polish business leaders, Sikorski's entourage was exploring business opportunities that could become available if Iran reaches a permanent agreement with world powers on its nuclear program.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and ISNA