Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iran FM demands EU 'uphold obligations' in nuclear deal
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday blamed the EU for the decline of Tehran's nuclear accord with world powers and insisted the bloc "should uphold" its obligations under the pact. "EU statement today is why JCPOA is where it is: the US has bullied Europe—and rest of world—for a year and EU can…
Iran's Zarif, public face of detente with West, resigns
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was the lead negotiator in a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, has abruptly tendered his resignation, although there was no sign on Tuesday President Hassan Rouhani had accepted it.
Iran takes aim at 'hateful' Pence comments
Iran's foreign minister on Sunday launched a blistering attack on US Vice President Mike Pence, saying his allegations that Tehran was plotting a "new Holocaust" were "hateful" and "ignorant". Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Munich Security Conference that Pence's demands for the EU to follow the US in abandoning the 2015 Iran nuclear deal amounted…
British foreign minister visits Iran for nuclear talks
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt visited Iran for the first time on Monday for talks about the nuclear deal and freeing UK nationals held in Iranian jails.
Iran FM blames 'foreign regime' backed by US for parade attack
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blamed "a foreign regime" backed by the United States for Saturday's attack on a military parade which killed at least eight troops and several civilians. "Terrorists recruited, trained, armed & paid by a foreign regime have attacked Ahvaz," Zarif said in a tweet, adding: "Iran holds regional terror sponsors…
US reimposes tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran
The United States re-imposed a wave of tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran on Tuesday, bringing back into effect harsh penalties that had been lifted under a historic...
Iran foreign minister tweets back at Trump: 'Be Cautious!'
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back on Monday at threats from US President Donald Trump on Twitter, warning him to "BE CAUTIOUS!" Mimicking Trump's bellicose Twitter threat directed at Iran's leaders the previous day, Zarif wrote: "UNIMPRESSED ... We've been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own, which lasted…
Iran minister on diplomatic tour to save nuclear deal
Iran's foreign minister was due to leave Saturday for a whirlwind diplomatic tour as world leaders scramble to salvage something from the wreckage of a key nuclear deal after Washington withdrew.
Iran turns to diplomacy amid high regional tensions
Iran's foreign minister will embark on a diplomatic tour to try to salvage the nuclear deal amid high tensions following the US withdrawal and global fears over reports of unprecedented clashes with Israel in Syria.