Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran ex-FM Zarif: New cabinet should lead to national unity

Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is at the helm of choosing the cabinet members of President-Elect Massoud Pezeshkian’s administration, says the top goal of the new administration is to forge national unity in Iran.

Iran president-elect appoints former FM Zarif as head of transitional council

Iran’s newly-elected President Massoud Pezeshkian, in his first appointment, has designated former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who had a central role in his electoral victory, as the head of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations for the transition period.

Iran ex-FM Zarif: New cabinet opening up space for young experts

Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who had a pivotal role in gathering momentum for the newly-elected President Massoud Pezeshkian in his electoral campaigns, says the new cabinet members will be picked from among young experts.

Iran former FM Zarif comes down hard on principlists in election campaign, rivals on defensive

Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, a heavyweight supporter of reformist presidential candidate Massoud Pezeshkian, has made a fiery speech in the central Iranian city of Kashan against the rival principlist camp.

Zarif’s office refutes claims on JCPOA secrecy ahead of presidential vote

Former Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's office has responded to allegations made by presidential candidate Alireza Zakani during a recent political roundtable.

Former Iran FM Zarif rules out presidential bid amid national tragedy

Mohammad Javad Zarif, the former Foreign Minister of Iran, has officially dismissed rumors of his candidacy in the upcoming presidential election.

Ex-Iranian FM Zarif: Time to stop Israeli aggressions

Former Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the UN Security Council to stop Israel’s aggressions, particularly the war on Gaza.

Former Iranian FM Zarif calls for direct talks with US over nuclear deal

Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for the direct talks between Iran and the US over  the revival of Tehran's nuclear deal, JCPOA.

Kayhan’s managing editor engages in verbal clash with ex-Iranian FM Zarif

Iran’s former foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif's recent speech has sparked controversy as he asserted: “The missile [power] is important…but people are more important."

Former Iranian FM Zarif defends Rouhani’s administration efforts to clinch nuclear deal 

Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has once again defended the 2015 nuclear deal, known as JCPOA, under which Iran accepted some restrictions on its atomic program in exchange for sanctions removal.

Former FM Zarif: Surging migration from Iran can’t be reversed by officials’ hopes, dreams

Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the influx of immigration from Iran is a bitter reality that cannot be stopped or even slowed down by only ‘hoping and dreaming.’

Iran’s Zarif denies report on mediatory role to deescalate tensions with US

Former Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rejected a report by the New York Times that the current administration in Iran has brought him back on board to help harness the spiraling tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Iran’s ex-FM: It’s a mistake to separate national cause from national interests 

Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says it would be a mistake to separate the national cause of a country from its national interests.

Ex-FM Zarif: All political factions in Iran furious about Russian stance on trio Iranian islands

Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says all political groups and officials in the country are outraged with Russia for taking sides with the United Arab Emirates in its territorial claim over the three Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf.

Iran’s ex-FM Zarif: Russia benefiting most from Gaza war

Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammadjavad Zarif says Russia has gained the most benefits from the recent conflict in Gaza.

Ex-FM Zarif: JCPOA shielded Iran from huge repercussions

Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2231 that approved the 2015 nuclear deal with the West, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saved Iran from a grave risk.

Iran’s former FM Zarif hails Tehran access to BRICS

Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has welcomed the accession of the country to the world's group of emerging economies, BRICS.

Ex-FM Zarif denies bid to run in Iran’s upcoming elections amid controversy

Former Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif rejects claims that he will seek to run in the country’s upcoming parliamentary elections, after the veteran diplomat raised controversy with his remarks on foreign policy issues during his terms.

Ex-Iran President Rouhani defends his Foreign Minister Zarif during tenure

Former Iranian President Hassan Rouhani backs his Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who has found himself in hot water over his fiery comments about the challenges he grappled with during his previous terms in office.

Zarif: It would be wrong to think we can force people into following us

Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iranian authorities are definitely mistaken if they think they can ignore people.

Zarif rejects any tie to luxury construction project in N Iran

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s former foreign minister, has dismissed a claim that he is involved in a luxury construction project in the country’s northern coastal region.

Zarif Issues Goodbye Message during Final Days in Office as Iran FM

Mohammad Javad Zarif has issued a farewell message to the Iranian nation as he spends his last days in office as foreign minister.

Iranian, Japanese Foreign Ministers Meet in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi in Tehran.

Iran’s Zarif Says Battle Against Tyranny Continues

Iran’s Foreign Minister has expressed his condolences over the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, stressing that resistance against oppression and the struggle for freedom continues across the world.

Iran’s Zarif, China’s Special Envoy Discuss Afghan Developments

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with China’s special envoy on Afghanistan Yue Xiaoyong in Tehran, where they discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan and exchanged the viewpoints of Iran and China on the matter as two of Afghanistan's neighbours. 

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