Posts Tagged ‘zarif’

Tehran to leave NPT if EU takes Iran’s nuclear case to UNSC: Zarif

MNA – Referring to activation of trigger mechanism by E3, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran will leave the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if EU takes Iran’s nuclear to UN Security Council. “The European’s statement is in no way legal. If the Europeans take another step, Iran will consider leaving the NPT according […]

Iran will leave pact barring it from getting nukes if complaint over 2015 deal filed with UN – Zarif

“If the Europeans continue their improper behavior or send Iran’s file to the Security Council, we will withdraw from the NPT,” Zarif said on Monday, as quoted by IRNA. Last week, France, Germany and Britain formally lodged a complaint that Tehran is violating the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program. […]

Zarif: Branch of Iranian bank to be set up in India

IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hailed efforts to facilitate conducting economic exchanges between Iran and India, saying that a branch of Iranian bank will be established in India. Commenting on the agreements made to facilitate economic activities between the two countries, he added that he held a good meeting with Indian prime minister […]

Zarif: Europeans sold out remnants of Iran deal to appease Trump

Press TV – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the European signatories to a 2015 nuclear deal — France, Britain and Germany — chose to bow to American bullying and sell out the “remnants” of the multilateral agreement only to appease the US and avoid its sanctions. Zarif made the remarks in a tweet on […]

In 1st meeting with Borrell, Zarif berates EU over inaction on JCPOA

Tasnim – In the first meeting with High Representative of the European Union Josep Borrell, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged the European countries to meet their commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal and correct their mistakes in dealing with Iran. Zarif and Borrell met on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue conference in […]

Zarif: Iran believes in diplomacy not renegotiating UNSC resolution

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday stressed the fact that Iran believes in diplomacy but not in renegotiation of the previously agreed UNSC resolutions. “Told #Raisina2020 that Iran believes in diplomacy: but not in re-negotiating a UNSC Resolution we agreed on with 6 Governments & EU,” Zarif tweeted on Wednesday. “We […]

Zarif: Regional tensions a true reflection of US ignorance

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that assassination of General Soleimani and increase of tensions in the region are reflection of US’ ignorance and arrogance. Addressing the Raisina Dialogue 2020 in India, Zarif said unpleasant developments over the last two weeks were the reflection of US view toward issues. US […]

FM Zarif, Danish counterpart discuss regional developments over phone

IRNA – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Danish counterpart Jeppe Kofod in a telephone conversation on Thursday reviewed the recent regional and international issues. Also, Zarif and his Canadian counterpart François-Philippe Champagne on Thursday morning discussed the issues concerning victims of tragic Ukrainian plane crash. A Boeing 737 passenger plane belonging to […]

US has no future in region: Iran’s Zarif

Tasnim – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted the US government’s major role in increased tensions in the Middle East and said American troops will have no place in the future of the region. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Wednesday, Zarif deplored the US moves against regional nations, including the assassination of Iran’s […]

EU invites Iran’s Zarif for talks, calls for de-escalation as tensions rocket

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Iran’s foreign minister has been invited to Brussels, the European Union said Sunday, urging a “de-escalation of tensions” in the Gulf after US airstrikes that killed a top Iranian general. The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell made the offer to Mohammad Javad Zarif during a telephone call this weekend, a press […]

Targeting cultural sites a ‘WAR CRIME’, Zarif reacts to Trump’s threats

MNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in reaction to US President Donald Trump’s threats of targeting 52 Iranian cultural sites, said such a move would be filed as a war crime and another breach of international law. “Having committed grave breaches of int’l law in Friday’s cowardly assassinations, @realdonaldtrump threatens to commit again […]

Gen. Soleimani’s assassination to cause US withdrawal from region: Zarif

MNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US’ grave mistake in assassinating Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the IRGC Quds Force, will lead to the withdrawal of this country from the Middle East region. Zarif made the remarks while speaking live on TV on Friday night, hours after General Soleimani and […]

Zarif’s senior assistant meets Syrian President Assad in Damascus

SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday received Ali Asghar Khaji, Senior Aide of the Iranian Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs, and the accompanying delegation. During the meeting, Khaji briefed President al-Assad on the most recent developments regarding the latest Astana meeting and the discussions that took place during it regarding various issues, primarily […]

Zarif says EU withdrawal from JCPOA unlikely

He made the remarks in response to IRNA reporter in Beijing about rumors about the EU withdrawal from the JCPOA. Asked about Iran’s next step to reduce Iran’s commitments to the JCPOA, Zarif said that the Chinese and Russian partners are unanimous that US withdrawal from the JCPOA and its sabotage of cooperation of the other […]

Iran’s Zarif due in China after Russia visit: Spokesman

Tasnim – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is slated to leave Russia for China on Monday to hold talks with senior officials of the East Asian country, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said. Zarif and his accompanying delegation will leave Moscow for Beijing later on Monday, Mousavi stated. In his negotiations with the […]

Zarif to make trip to Moscow in few days

MNA – Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif is schedules to travel to the Russian Capital on December 30. According to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Zarif is to meet and hold talks with his counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The two officials are said to discuss expansion of mutual ties. Zarif and Lavrov met earlier in […]

FM Zarif meets with new Iranian envoy to Moscow

MNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with the new Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation Kazem Jalali. The meeting was held before Jalali’s departure to Moscow on the various aspects of bilateral relations between Iran and Russia. Zarif referred to the good bilateral and international […]

Zarif confers with Qatari Prime Minister on Tehran-Doha cooperation

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Qatari Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani on Sunday reviewed bilateral cooperation and regional issues. During the meeting which was held on the sidelines of Doha Forum 2019, Zarif said that he was pleased with his second presence in the event. Both sides discussed […]

Members of key Parl. committee discuss developments with FM Zarif

MNA – Members of the Iranian Parliament’ National Security and Foreign Policy Commission met and held talks with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday. The committee’s chairman, Mojtaba Zonnour, and a host of its members held a meeting with Zarif in Tehran on Tuesday noon. The latest developments in Iran’s foreign policy, particularly those […]

US intervention in Afghanistan peace process not acceptable: Zarif

MNA – Iranian foreign minister lambasted the United States for intervening in other countries’ internal affairs, saying foreigner’s interference in Afghan peace talks is not acceptable for Tehran. Speaking with Afghan 1TV on Tuesday, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the talks belong to the Afghans and the government of the country manages the process while Taliban […]

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