Mohammad Javad Zarif

Zarif: EU not ready to 'pay the price' of defying Washington

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday that Europe had not yet shown it was willing to "pay the price" of defying Washington in …

South Asia

US has 'addiction to sanctions', says Iran's foreign minister

TEHRAN (AFP) -<p>The United States has an "addiction to sanctions", Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said in an interview with CNN.<p>"I believe there is a disease in the United States and that is the addiction to sanctions," Zarif told the US broadcaster on Sunday.<p>"Even during the Obama …

South Asia

Zarif: U.S. 'Action Group' Will Fail To Overthrow Iran Regime

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that a newly established Iran Action Group in the U.S. State Department aims to overthrow …

South Asia

China's top diplomat says cooperation with Iran to continue: Xinhua

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 deal in which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of most Western sanctions, is in line with the international community's "common interest", the Chinese diplomat said in a phone conversation with Iranian Foreign …

South Asia

Iran will not change regional policies under U.S. threats - foreign minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran will not rein in its influence in the Middle East despite mounting U.S. pressure on Tehran to curb its regional activities, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Qatar’s al Jazeera TV.<p>Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif smiles as he attends a bilateral meeting …

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Iran foreign minister says no meeting planned with U.S. counterpart: news agency

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there was no meeting planned with U.S. officials including his counterpart Mike Pompeo at the United Nations General Assembly, the semi-official news agency Tasnim reported on Saturday.<p>Asked about the likelihood of a meeting with …

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Iran's foreign minister: U.S. will not stop Iran oil exports: newspaper

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S. plan to reduce Iran's oil exports to zero will not succeed, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was cited as saying by an Iranian newspaper on Wednesday.<p>U.S. officials have said in recent weeks that they aim to pressure countries to stop buying oil from Iran in a …

Business

North Korea's foreign minister visits Iran as US reimposes sanctions

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomed his North Korean counterpart, Ri Yong Ho, to Tehran on Tuesday, hours after the United States reintroduced sanctions against the Islamic Republic.<p>The state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported the two officials met and "expressed …

North Korea

Iran's Zarif: 'no one trusts America' anymore

TEHRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday it was hard to imagine new talks with the US after it lost the trust of the …

South Asia

As Iran braces for return of sanctions, it says the US is the isolated one

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Iran says Trump, regional allies isolated over Tehran policy - TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and his allies in the Middle East have become isolated by their hostile policies towards Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday, state TV reported.<p>FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks to the …

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China's Wang says response to U.S. trade measures necessary, legitimate

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Chinese government's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said on Saturday the response by Beijing to U.S. trade measures were necessary and legitimate, a day after announcing retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods.<p>Speaking on the sidelines of a …

China

Zarif Hopes for Int’l Consensus to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed confidence on “international consensus” in preserving the 2015 nuclear deal between …

South Asia

Iran's FM says no plan to meet Pompeo in Singapore

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (center) attends the signing ceremony of the Instrument of Accession to the Treaty of Amity and …

South Asia

Iran says U.S. should blame itself for ending talks on nuclear deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Washington should blame itself for ending talks with Tehran when it withdrew from a nuclear deal, Iranian foreign minister said on Tuesday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be willing to meet Iran’s leader without preconditions.<p>“US can only blame itself for …

South Asia

Iran will counter new US sanctions: Iran’s Foreign Minister

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran will counter new US sanctions through reliance on the private sector.

South Asia

Trump's Twitter bluster strengthens Iran at home

'COLOR US UNIMPRESSED,' wrote Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a response to President Trump's all-caps tweet threatening the country. …

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Javad Zarif: Europe needs to step out of the US' shadow

Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian Foreign Minister, says Iran and Europe are making tentative progress with the Nuclear Deal. But he suggested the United States was pushing its own agenda. And he questioned whether the European Union had the will to follow its instinct and continue with the Joint …

South Asia

US destabilizes world through arms sales: Iran

Tehran, July 20 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister said on Thursday that the US destabilizes the world peace by massive arms sales.<p>"US destabilizes the …

Middle East

Iran Foreign Affairs Minister on nuclear deal, Syria, Russia relations

Foreign Affairs Minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, sat down for an exclusive interview with Euronews on Wednesday.<p>He discussed JCPOA negotiations, relations with Russia, the importance of multilateralism in the European Union, and foreign policy.<p>He criticised Donald Trump for taking credit for …

World News

Iran Announces EU Banking, Oil Sale Arrangements

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that international parties remaining in the Iran nuclear deal have kickstarted practical measures …

Middle East

Iran says ready to work with all concerned to uncover sinister 'false-flag' ploy

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday it was ready to work with all concerned parties to uncover what was a sinister “false-flag ploy”, after Belgian authorities said an Iranian diplomat had been arrested on suspicion of plotting a bomb attack in France.<p>FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister …

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Iran FM says Israel nuke arsenal real threat to Middle East

TEHRAN, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Israel's formidable nuclear arsenal is a real threat to the Middle …

Middle East

Iran calls on world to stand up to Trump, save nuclear deal

LONDON (Reuters) - The world should stand up to Washington’s bullying behaviour, Iran’s foreign minister was quoted as saying on Sunday by state media in a letter to counterparts, as the top diplomat intensifies efforts to save a nuclear deal after a U.S. exit.<p>Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad …

South Asia

India wants Iran nuclear deal partners to engage after U.S. pullout

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India wants nations that are party to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to engage constructively with Tehran, a government statement said, after the withdrawal of the United States from the pact.<p>The statement was issued after a meeting of Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj with …

Iran's Zarif calls Pompeo's comments "untrue", based on "old illusions" - state TV

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s comments about Iran “untrue” and based on “old illusions” on Wednesday and said Washington had become a hostage to pressure groups.<p>Two days earlier, Pompeo had said Washington would impose …

South Asia

Europeans must guarantee benefits to Iran of nuclear deal: Zarif

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European powers must give Iran guarantees that it will receive the economic benefits of the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, warning that there was not much time for them to deliver those assurances.<p>Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives …

Iran hails 'positive' talks on nuclear deal

Talks to salvage the Iran nuclear deal have made a 'positive start', the country's foreign minister has said, despite fresh sanctions imposed by the …

South Asia

Iran's foreign minister discusses nuclear deal with EU members

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with his counterparts from France, Germany and Britain who constitute the European Union member …

South Asia

Iran's Zarif says had constructive EU meeting over nuclear deal: Tasnim

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister said he had a constructive meeting with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday, and he was optimistic Iran’s interests in the nuclear deal could still be preserved despite the U.S. withdrawal from the pact.<p>Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad …

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