Mohammad Javad Zarif


  • Iran-Qatar ties 2021-04-26 21:41

    FM Zarif welcomes regional dialogue to help establish stability in the region

    Zarif wraps up visit to Qatar

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif finished a visit to neighboring Qatar where he met the country’s high-level officials.

  • Zarif 2021-04-25 20:51

    Iran is serious about regional dialogue

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has embarked on a new regional tour to deepen and expand Iran’s ties amid reports of a possible thaw in Iranian-Saudi relations.

  • Zarif 2021-04-23 15:04

    Zarif calls talks with Pakistan FM ‘excellent’

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister has called his talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Tehran “excellent”.

  • Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi-zarif 2021-04-20 19:48

    Pakistan’s chief diplomat visits Tehran for talks on mutual ties, regional issues

    TEHRAN - Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan’s foreign minister, visited Tehran on Tuesday for talks with top Iranian officials on mutual relations and the latest regional security issues.

  • Iran's Zarif holds talks in Jakarta 2021-04-19 21:35

    Zarif insists on finalizing preferential trade agreement with Indonesia

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif who visited Jakarta on Monday discussed trade and economic issues with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi.

  • Zarif 2021-04-16 18:46

    Iran to avoid protracted nuclear talks: FM Zarif

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has ruled out the prospect of Iran and the P4+1 engaging in a process of talks for the sake of talks, saying the duration of the nuclear negotiations is determined by national interests. 

  • ظریف 2021-04-14 21:21

    Dangerous spiral unleashed by nuclear terrorism can only be contained by lifting sanctions: Zarif

    TEHRAN – In a tweet on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the “nuclear terrorism” at the Natanz nuclear site “has unleashed a dangerous spiral that can only be contained” by ending the “economic terrorism” that started against Iran during Donald Trump’s presidency.

  • Zarif 2021-04-13 21:50

    Zarif writes to UN chief on Natanz, accuses Israel of derailing nuclear deal talks

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sabotage at the Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant, accusing Israel of pursuing policies aimed at disrupting nuclear deal talks between Iran and the West.

  • Zarif-Sergey Lavrov 2021-04-13 17:08

    Zarif says EU losing relevance

    The way to deal with Iran is not nuclear terrorism, Zarif says

    TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday strongly condemned EU’s passiveness towards the sabotage act in the Natanz nuclear facility, stating that the European Union must be ashamed of itself and promised that Iran’s nuclear industry will come back stronger. 

  • Zarif 2021-04-12 15:33

    Zarif: ‘Nuclear terrorism’ occurred at Natanz

    TEHRAN - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif who attended a session of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee on Monday described the incident at the Natanz enrichment facility as a “nuclear terrorism”.

  • Iranian FM Zarif 2021-04-09 17:37

    Zarif: Logical path is that U.S. ‘should return to full compliance first’

    TEHRAN- In a Twitter message on Friday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is proposing a “logical path” to bring the 2015 nuclear deal fully to life.

  • Zarif 2021-04-07 19:45

    FM Zarif holds talks with Kazakh leaders

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Kazakh leaders including President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi.

  • Zarif 2021-04-07 12:03

    FM Zarif holds talks in Bishkek

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held on Tuesday talks with Kyrgyz leaders including President Sadyr Japarov and Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev on the second leg of his four-nation tour of Central Asia.

  • Vienna 2021-04-06 15:56

    Iran calls for verifiable lifting of sanctions: report

    TEHRAN – Iran will accept nothing but a “verifiable” removal of U.S. sanctions, a source familiar with the matter told Press TV.

  • Zarif 2021-04-05 21:32

    Top Iranian, British diplomats discuss JCPOA developments

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a telephone conversation with his British counterpart Dominic Raab two days before an important meeting on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in Vienna.

  • Zarif 2021-04-05 21:30

    Iranian, Uzbek foreign ministers discuss bilateral ties

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met on Monday with his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov in Tashkent on the first leg of his Central Asian tour, which will later take him to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

  • Zarif 2021-04-05 21:27

    Iran and China make history with strategic deal

    TEHRAN – By signing a strategic, long-term cooperation plan with China in the midst of a renewed nuclear diplomacy with the West, Iran is setting the stage for charting a new foreign policy course that would strengthen the country’s positions in the international arena. 

  • China's ambassador to Iran 2021-04-05 21:27

    By M.A. Saki

    China's Wang proposed 5-point initiative to achieve security, stability in West Asia: ambassador

    Chinese envoy: Partnership with Iran will contribute to regional, global peace

    TEHRAN – Chang Hua, the ambassador of China to Iran, tells the Tehran Times that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi proposed a "five-point initiative on achieving security and stability in West Asia" during his recent visit to the region, which also included Iran.   

  • Iranian FM Zarif 2021-04-04 20:36

    Zarif urges E3 to act ‘constructively’ in Vienna meeting

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday urged the three European parties to the 2015 nuclear agreement – Britain, France and Germany - to honor their commitments under the pact and act constructively in the meeting in Vienna on Tuesday.

  • JCPOA 2021-04-03 21:14

    Iran rules out any gradual lifting of sanctions

    TEHRAN – Iran is not considering any step-by-step process for lifting the sanctions the U.S. imposed on Iran over the course of the Trump administration, says Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry. 

  • Zarif 2021-04-03 21:14

    Zarif to start tour of Central Asia

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will take a tour of the Central Asian states of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, the Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday.

  • Ulyanov 2021-04-02 21:09

    Russia underlines need to take ‘initial’ steps to revive JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Russia has highlighted the need to take initial steps to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal after news media reported that Iran suggested that all parties to the nuclear deal directly move to the full implementation of the deal.

  • Partnership 2021-04-02 21:09

    Iran-China cooperation raises concern in the West

    TEHRAN – Over history, Iran and China have always enjoyed good relations but their recent cooperation deal will upgrade their ties to a strategic level, something that the West never wanted to see.

  • Lavrov 2021-04-02 11:57

    Lavrov to visit Tehran on April 13

    TEHRAN - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a visit to Iran on April 13 for talks with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced on Thursday.

  • Zarif Tajikistan Afghanistan 2021-03-30 16:17

    UN needed to play ‘transparent role’ in Afghan peace process, Zarif suggests

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that it is necessary that that the United Nations play a “transparent role” in the peace process in Afghanistan, TOLOnews reported.

  • Zarif Atmar 2021-03-29 19:33

    Certain groups, countries unhappy over growing Tehran-Kabul ties, Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that certain countries and groups are not happy about the growing ties between Iran and Afghanistan.

  • CICA 2021-03-29 18:20

    Iranian FM says era of Western monopoly has ended

    TEHRAN – The West no longer has a monopoly on international relations, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday, highlighting the growing role of Asian states on the global scene.

  • Zarif Tajikistan 2021-03-29 15:42

    Zarif attends ‘Heart of Asia’ summit in Tajikistan

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif paid a visit to Tajikistan on Monday to attend the "Heart of Asia" summit on Afghanistan.

  • Zarif tweet 2021-03-27 21:42

    Zarif buoyant over ‘comprehensive strategic partnership’ with China

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran on Saturday praised the “comprehensive strategic partnership” between Tehran and Beijing.

  • Iran China 2021-03-27 21:41

    Zarif says China is ‘friend of difficult days’

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on Saturday described China the “friend of difficult days” and said it is based on this amity that “we thank and praise the stance of China during the oppressive sanctions.”