Iranian Foreign Minister


  • Zarif 2021-02-08 21:29

    Iranian, Norwegian top diplomats hold phone talks

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke by phone with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Spreide.

  • FM 2021-02-01 21:40

    Talks with Taliban done with knowledge of Afghan government: Tehran

    TEHRAN – Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, said on Monday that the talks Iran had with the Taliban were all coordinated with the Afghan government.

  • FM 2021-01-31 22:04

    Is Russia mediating between Iran and U.S. on JCPOA?

    TEHRAN – As Iran and the United States moved to vociferously set their preconditions for any revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Russia quietly reached out to Tehran and Washington to address the “problem” of reviving the multilateral nuclear agreement.

  • Zarif 2021-01-31 17:52

    Zarif meets with Taliban delegation in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met on Sunday with a Taliban delegation led by deputy head of the group’s political bureau Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.

  • Meeting 2021-01-25 21:48

    Zarif holds talks in Azerbaijan

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku on Sunday evening in the first leg of his tour of the Caucasus and Turkey, held meetings on Monday with the leaders of the Republic of Azerbaijan, including President Ilham Aliyev and Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov.

  • Zarif 2021-01-23 21:59

    Zarif to embark on regional tour on Monday

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will start a tour of regional countries on Monday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

  • Zarif 2021-01-23 21:59

    Zarif calls on U.S. to choose comity over failed Trump policies

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the United States has to make a fundamental choice under President Joe Biden.

  • Zarif 2021-01-20 21:19

    Zarif holds phone talks with Turkish counterpart ahead of Caucasus tour

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke by phone with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday night.

  • FM 2021-01-17 19:38

    Zarif criticizes E3 for non-compliance with JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has responded to recent remarks by his French counterpart who called for “tough discussions” on Iran’s ballistic missiles and its regional role, saying that the European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal did nothing to save the deal, officially called the JCPOA.

  • Zarif 2020-12-19 22:06

    FM Zarif urges U.S. to withdraw from the region

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged the U.S. to withdraw its troops from the West Asia region, the Fars news agency reported on Saturday.

  • FM 2020-12-11 18:38

    Iran summons Turkish ambassador over Erdogan’s poem on territorial integrity

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Friday Turkey’s ambassador to Iran over Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s controversial poem that was recited during a parade in Baku.

  • Zarif, Imran Khan 2020-11-12 00:31

    Zarif holds talks with dignitaries in Pakistan

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Islamabad on Tuesday night to discuss regional issues, the Muslim world, international affairs, and the promotion of bilateral relations, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

  • Pakistan 2020-11-10 21:44

    MP hails Zarif’s visit to Pakistan as ‘fruitful’

    TEHRAN – Fadahossein Maleki, a member of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has welcomed the visit by Iran’s chief diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif to neighboring Pakistan.

  • Zarif 2020-11-09 21:16

    Iran FM to visit Pakistan

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will pay a visit on Tuesday to neighboring Pakistan at the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart, according to the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Saeed Khatibzadeh.

  • Zarif 2020-11-08 18:07

    Zarif urges new U.S. leaders to change tack on Iran

    TEHRAN – In his first reaction to the victory of Joe Biden in the United States presidential election, Iran’s chief diplomat urged the new leadership in the U.S. to try a different policy toward Iran.

  • Zarif 2020-11-03 22:20

    Zarif to embark on tour of Latin America

    TEHRAN – Saeed Khatibzadeh, the spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, announced on Monday that the chief Iranian diplomat would set off a regional tour on Tuesday that will include Bolivia, Cuba, and Venezuela. 

  • Zarif 2020-09-27 21:24

    Iran’s Zarif offers help to end Nagorno-Karabakh violence

    TEHRAN – In a bid to calm tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Iran on Sunday expressed its readiness to help the two countries resolve their differences through dialogue.

  • abir bassam 2020/09/26

    By Abir Bassam

    American threats of assassinations: What follows?

    It seems that American President Donald Trump is greatly enjoying the game of power. He must have lost his balance as a credible businessman to becoming a genuine cowboy, raising his pistol, and shooting all around. His ego is becoming more inflated every day. This was bluntly expressed on the 16th of September in his interview on Fox News, bragging his decision to assassinate another state's president.

  • Zarif 2020-07-26 21:12

    Zarif to deliver speech on Instagram

    TEHRAN- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced on Sunday that he will be delivering an online speech on Instagram on Monday afternoon.

  • Zarif, Guterres 2020-02-22 12:16

    Zarif, Guterres discuss Afghanistan developments

    TEHRAN — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has discussed the latest developments of Afghanistan with UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

  • Demonstrators gathered as part of a national strike protesting changes to the French pension system last week in Paris. (Credit...Kiran Ridley/Getty Images) 2019-12-10 21:23

    Iran issues travel advisory for France due to unrest

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday issued a warning for Iranian citizens to postpone traveling to France amid ongoing protests and civil unrest in the European country.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2019-09-28 13:31

    U.S. rejects Iran's Zarif request to visit UN envoy at New York hospital

    The United States rejected a request by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to visit Iran’s United Nations ambassador in a New York hospital where he is being treated for cancer, the U.S. State Department and Iranian UN mission said on Friday, Reuters reported.

  • A way forward for Iran  2019-09-15 18:17

    By John L. Chapman

    A way forward for Iran 

     In a recent series of interviews from Tehran that included a detailed conversation with Iran’s world-beating Foreign Minister and JCPOA architect Javad Zarif, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt had his most telling moment with Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, the Rouhani government’s 37-year old Minister of Information and Communications Technology (Minister Jahromi is the first Iranian government executive born after the 1979 Revolution). While discussing his belief in the power of social media and his own prolific use of Twitter, the millennial Mr. Jahromi admitted to Holt that the Tehran government was not as effective with modern communications or messaging as it needed to be in the interconnected 24/7 world, due to needless restrictions on the new-era social apps. 

  • Iran on Thursday officially informed the European Union of its decision to expand nuclear research and development beyond JCPOA limits. 2019-09-06 11:29

    Third step: Iran officially informs EU of plan to expand nuclear R&D

    TEHRAN – In a letter to European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Thursday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced that as a third step Iran stops implementing all commitments related to nuclear research and development (R&D) under the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA.

  • Iranian parliament studies motion to charge foreign ships in Strait of Hormuz 2019-07-31 15:56

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan:

    Signs of tension reduction appearing in Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN– After years of tensions between Iran and some Persian Gulf states particularly in recent months in the Strait of Hormuz, reports indicate the emergence of tensions reduction in this strategic region.

  • Jared Kushner 2019-06-29 19:26

    Kushner behind Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal: writer

    Donald Trump's son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner represents Jewish interests in the United States that basically caused the U.S. president to withdraw Washington from the Iran nuclear agreement, says an American writer and former professor.

  • Mike Pompeo, United States Secretary of State 2019-06-26 12:03

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    Pompeo knows the real meaning of “disinformation”

    TEHRAN - Mike Pompeo, United States Secretary of State has turned into a symbol of the failure of U.S. foreign policy and in particular, that of Trump’s administration. 

  • zarif 2019-06-25 12:24

    Zarif: B-Team thirsts for war with Iran

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet late on Monday that the “B-Team” scorns diplomacy but thirsts for war with Iran.

  • Zarif in the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) summit 2019-05-01 12:18

    Zarif: If we fail to secure multilateralism the ‘rule of jungle’ will prevail

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Wednesday that if the international community fails to “secure multilateralism” the entire world will degenerate into “the rule of jungle”.

  • Tehran urges Bahrain to end cruel verdicts against protesters 2019-04-17 20:26

    Tehran urges Bahrain to end cruel verdicts against protesters

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Wednesday urged the Bahraini rulers to end their cruel verdicts against the protesters and instead base their security on confidence building.