Mohammad Javad Zarif


  • Lavrov Yesterday 21:15

    Salvation of JCPOA one of the most acute topics, Russian FM says

    TEHRAN – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that salvaging the 2015 Iran nuclear is one of the most urgent issues he discussed with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

  • Zarif Yesterday 15:01

    Zarif: Iran seeking to form six-party union in the Caucasus region

    TEHRAN - Upon his arrival in Moscow on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is seeking to form a six-party bloc in the Caucasus region that would include Iran, Russia, Turkey, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.

  • 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.

  • Iran-Saudi Arabia 2021-01-24 18:39

    Iran says would welcome Saudi foreign policy revision 

    TEHRAN – Saudi Arabia has begun realizing that its aggressive foreign policy has ended in failure and that it seems to be revising some aspects of its foreign policy accordingly, Iran’s Foreign Ministry says, underlining that Tehran would welcome Saudi Arabia changing its approach. 

  • 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.

  • Ashton, Hagel 2021-01-23 09:59

    Iran tasting ‘victory’ in resisting Trump, won't succumb to more maximum pressure: Ashton, Hagel

    A return to the Iran nuclear deal is the necessary first step

    TEHRAN – Former European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who led nuclear negotiations with Iran before Federica Mogherini, and former U.S. defense secretary Chuck Hagel believe it is a “flawed” idea to imagine that building on Donald Trump’s maximum pressure campaign will make Tehran give more concessions, noting Iran that has tasted “victory” in resisting Trump, “will not succumb to more maximum pressure.”

  • Zarif 2021-01-22 22:00

    U.S. blocking Iran’s payment of overdue UN membership fees, Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Iran has allocated funds for the payment of its dues to the UN but the United States prevented Iran from paying the money, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday.

  • Lolwah al-Khater 2021-01-22 16:58

    Qatar voices readiness to mediate between Iran, U.S.

    TEHRAN – Qatar is ready to mediate between Iran and the United States as the new U.S. president, Joe Biden, assumes office after the turbulent years of the Trump administrations, Lolwah al-Khater, spokeswoman for Qatar’s Foreign Ministry, has said.

  • Zarif 2021-01-20 21:37

    Iran’s missile program not subject to negotiation, Zarif says

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday called the JCPOA a “strong agreement” which has been approved unanimously by the United Nations Security Council.

  • Iran 2021-01-20 21:20

    Iran welcomes Qatari call for regional dialogue

    TEHRAN – Iran has welcomed the Qatari foreign minister’s call for a dialogue between Iran and the Persian Gulf’s Arab states.

  • 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.

  • Zarif 2021-01-19 22:03

    Zarif: I follow Leader’s guidelines on JCPOA

    TEHRAN - Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, said on Tuesday that he follows the guidelines set by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution toward the JCPOA, the official name for the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Zarif 2021-01-18 12:14

    ‘We don’t shy from crushing aggressors,’ Zarif warns as B-52 bombers fly over Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Sunday that Iran is not “shy” to destroy aggressors, noting that the defeat of Saddam Hussein’s army who invaded Iran in 1980 serves as a good example for potential invaders.

  • 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.

  • Imran Khan 2021-01-17 13:00

    Pakistan PM: Pompeo’s attempts to link al-Qaeda to Iran intended to please Israel

    Imran Khan says no one believes Pompeo’s claim that Iran has links with al-Qaeda

    TEHRAN – The prime minister of Pakistan has said the purpose behind U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's anti-Iran’s remarks is to appease the Zionists, but the world does not believe in his false allegations, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Zarif 2021-01-13 21:21

    Zarif: Pompeo ending ‘disastrous career with more warmongering lies’ by Iran, Qaeda link rant

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says his American counterpart is marking the twilight of his already “disastrous” career with a pathetic end by resorting to more baseless “warmongering lies” about Iran and other countries, Press TV reported.

  • Spox 2021-01-13 19:50

    Iran rejects Pompeo’s ‘preposterous’ AQ allegations

    TEHRAN - Alireza Miryousefi, spokesman for Iran’s mission to the United Nations, has responded to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's allegations that Iran had links to the al-Qaeda (AQ) terrorist group.

  • Sanctions 2021-01-12 21:36

    U.S. should lift sanctions before rejoining JCPOA

    The final say

    TEHRAN – Iran has not benefited from the 2015 nuclear deal and that it is not in a rush to get the United States to return to the nuclear deal because if the U.S. is to return to the deal without lifting its sanctions, it is Washington, not Tehran, that will benefit from the deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Zarif 2021-01-12 17:31

    Zarif sympathizes with Indonesia on passenger plane crash

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered Iran’s condolences to the Indonesian government, nation and bereaved families over the deadly crash of a passenger plane.

  • Kamalvandi 2021-01-05 16:27

    Tehran: First batch of 20% enriched uranium products ready

    TEHRAN — Tehran says it has produced its first UF6 (uranium hexafluoride or hex) product a few hours after it announced the restarting of uranium enrichment at 20 percent in the Fordow nuclear site.

  • Zarif 2021-01-04 22:15

    Zarif says Gen. Soleimani was a strong proponent of peace

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has lauded the late anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, describing him as a strong proponent of peace in the region.

  • Zarif 2021-01-03 13:58

    Zarif to Trump: Be careful of a trap by Israeli agent-provocateurs

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned the lame-duck U.S. President Donald Trump against any provocative moves in the final weeks of his administration, advising him to “be careful of a trap” by “Israeli agent-provocateurs”.

  • Safavi 2021-01-02 20:25

    Iran can turn U.S. aircraft carrier into submarine in few hours: military advisor

    TEHRAN – A senior military advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran has underlined the vulnerability of the U.S. military assets in the region, saying Iran is able to easily sink a U.S. aircraft carrier in a few hours.

  • War 2021-01-01 20:16

    Iran stands ready to confront any U.S. adventurism

    TEHRAN – As Iran makes preparations for commemorating the first martyrdom anniversary of its counterterrorism hero, U.S. President Donald Trump scrambles to find an excuse for waging a war on Iran to cover up his failures over the past four years.

  • Zarif 2021-01-01 17:44

    Zarif warns intelligence from Iraq indicates U.S. is fabricating pretext for war

    U.S. responsible for any adventure in region: Zarif

    TEHRAN — The responsibility of any possible military adventure in the region will fall on Washington, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf region.

  • Submarine 2020-12-31 00:47

    Zarif: U.S. responsible for consequences of any adventurism in the region

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned that the United States will bear responsibility for the consequences of any adventurism in the region, referring to some suspicious moves by the U.S. military.

  • Iranian, Armenian officials 2020-12-28 22:58

    Iranian, Armenian officials discuss regional issues

    TEHRAN – Top Iranian and Armenia officials held talks on Monday over a range of regional issues more than four weeks after Armenia and Azerbaijan, two neighbors of Iran, agreed to put an end to a 44-day war over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

  • Trump 2020-12-25 21:26

    Trump may seek to distract attention by embarking on foreign adventure

    Side effect of defeat

    TEHRAN – U.S. President Donald Trump, who still can’t get over his defeat in the United States presidential election, has once again issued fiery threats against Iran in response to what he called an Iranian rocket attack on the U.S. embassy in Iraq.

  • Zarif 2020-12-25 13:59

    Zarif warns outgoing Trump against last-minute adventurism

    TEHRAN — Iran’s foreign minister has warned U.S. President Donald Trump against any act of last-minute adventurism against Iran before he departs the White House.