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FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks to his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez (not pictured) during an official visit in Havana, Cuba, November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File PhotoCAIRO (Reuters) - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday welcomed understandings in the Gulf, after Kuwait’s foreign minister said progress was made towards ending a three-year row that has seen Saudi Arabia and its allies boycott Qatar. “We welcome understandings in the Persian Gulf announced by Kuwait,” tweeted Zarif, whose country has good ties with Qatar. “We hope reconciliation contributes to stability and political & economic development for all peoples of our region.”
Persons: Mohammad Javad Zarif, Bruno Rodriguez, Alexandre Meneghini, , Zarif Organizations: Cuban, REUTERS, Iran’s, Qatar Locations: Havana, Cuba, CAIRO, Saudi Arabia, Persian, Kuwait
ROME (Reuters) - Iran will fully comply with a 2015 deal aimed at preventing it from developing nuclear weapons if both the United States and Europe honour their original commitments, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. Zarif said that although the government did not like the law, it would nonetheless implement it. “Europeans say they are in full compliance (with the deal) but they simply are not. ... We don’t see any European companies in Iran, we do not see any European country buying oil from Iran, we do not see any European banks send us our money,” Zarif said. I do not believe that they want to allow Israel to bring the fight to Iran,” Zarif said.
Persons: Mohammad Javad Zarif, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, , Zarif, , ” Zarif, Trump Organizations: Iranian, Iran’s Guardian Locations: ROME, Iran, United States, Europe, Tehran, Iran’s, USA, U.S, Israel
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will temporarily draw down staff from the American Embassy in Baghdad as the fast-approaching anniversary of the U.S. strike on Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani brings concerns of retaliation, two U.S. officials told NBC News on Wednesday. The State Department did not confirm the reduction, telling NBC News that the department does not comment on the details of staffing adjustments. His death prompted outrage in Iran, which retaliated with strikes against U.S. troops in Iraq. American troops left in 2011, but they returned in 2014 after the Islamic State militant group overran large parts of the country. In May 2019, after a series of rocket attacks were launched toward the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, the State Department ordered the departure of "nonemergency" personnel from Iraq.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Trump, Qassem Soleimani, Matthew Tueller, Soleimani, Ahmed Al, Sahaf, Saddam Hussein's, Mike Pompeo, Pompeo, Ameer Al Mohammedaw, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Mohammad Javad Zarif Organizations: American Embassy, NBC News, The Washington Post, The State Department, State Department, U.S, Embassy, Quds Force, Iraqi Foreign Ministry, State, Consulate, NBC, White, Iran, K1 Air, Getty Locations: Baghdad, U.S, Iraq, Iran, The U.S, Basra, Iranian, United States, Kirkuk, Israel
FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon August 14, 2020. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS/File PhotoROME (Reuters) - Iran is ready to engage in further prisoner swaps after last week exchanging a jailed British-Australian academic with three Iranians detained abroad, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. “We can always engage in that, it is in the interests of everybody,” Zarif told an Italian diplomatic conference speaking via video-link. “Iran is ready to reciprocate. He said that if the U.S. honoured its original commitments, Tehran would show full compliance with the pact.
Persons: Mohammad Javad Zarif, Dalati, , ” Zarif, Donald Trump Organizations: REUTERS, Iranian Locations: Baabda, Lebanon, Handout, ROME, Iran, British, Italian, United States, U.S, Tehran
Iran open to further prisoner swaps - foreign minister
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )ROME (Reuters) - Iran is ready to engage in further prisoner swaps after last week exchanging a jailed British-Australian academic with three Iranians detained abroad, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. “We can always engage in that, it is in the interests of everybody,” Zarif told an Italian diplomatic conference speaking via video-link. “Iran is ready to reciprocate. Rights activists have accused Iran of using them as bargaining chips, something Tehran denies. Asked if the world could expect more swaps, he said: “I can tell you categorically that yes we can.
Persons: Mohammad Javad Zarif, , ” Zarif, Kylie Moore, Gilbert, Zarif, Organizations: Iranian, University of Melbourne, Revolutionary Guards Locations: ROME, Iran, British, Italian, Middle East, Thailand, Tehran
(Reuters) - Joe Biden will not immediately cancel the Phase 1 trade agreement that President Donald Trump struck with China nor take steps to remove tariffs on Chinese exports, the New York Times on Wednesday quoted the U.S. president-elect as saying. “I’m not going to make any immediate moves, and the same applies to the tariffs. I’m not going to prejudice my options,” President-elect Biden told Friedman. “I want to make sure we’re going to fight like hell by investing in America first,” Biden said. “In consultation with our allies and partners, we’re going to engage in negotiations and follow-on agreements to tighten and lengthen Iran’s nuclear constraints, as well as address the missile program,” Biden added.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Thomas Friedman, Biden, Trump, “ I’m, Friedman, ” Biden, , Mohammad Javad Zarif, Organizations: Reuters, New York Times, , Iranian Locations: China, Beijing, U.S, America, Iran, Tehran
Saudi minister rejects Iranian accusation on scientist's killing
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Mourners sit next to the coffin of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, during the burial ceremony at the shrine of Imamzadeh Saleh, in Tehran, Iran November 30, 2020. Hamed Malekpour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERSDUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s minister of state for foreign affairs on Tuesday criticised Iran’s foreign minister for implicating Riyadh in the killing of prominent Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. “Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif is desperate to blame the Kingdom for anything negative that happens in Iran. Both Israel and Saudi Arabia have recently ramped up rhetoric against Iran, which is locked in several proxy wars with Riyadh in the region. Saudi Arabia has not formally condemned the assassination, unlike the other five Gulf Cooperation Council member countries.
Persons: Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Imamzadeh Saleh, Hamed Malekpour, Zarif, Will, Adel, Jubeir, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mike, Pompeo’s, ” Zarif, Israel, Fakhrizadeh, , Organizations: West Asia News Agency, REUTERS DUBAI, Reuters, Saudi, Iranian, Gulf Cooperation Council, RT, Riyadh’s United Nations Locations: Tehran, Iran, Riyadh, Iranian, Saudi Arabia, Israeli, , Israel, Gulf, Russian
Iran's top nuclear scientist was killed with a remote-controlled machine gun, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. Mohsen Fakhrizad, who was seen as the father of Iran's nuclear program, was killed while driving with his wife and security convoy near Tehran on Friday. The gun was mounted on the back of a Nissan truck which self-destructed after the three-minute attack, Fars said. Iran's foremost nuclear scientist was killed by a remote-controlled machine gun mounted atop a truck, the semi-official Fars news agency has said. Iranian Defense Ministry/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesAccording to Fars, after the hit on Fakhrizadeh was complete, the Nissan truck exploded.
Persons: Mohsen Fakhrizad, Israel, Ali Shamkhani, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Fakhrizadeh, Amir Hatami, Mohamed Ahwaze, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Zarif, , Donald Trump, Barack Obama Organizations: Nissan, Iranian, Iranian Defense Ministry, Anadolu Agency, Getty, BBC, Organization of Iran, Terrorists, Getty Images, New York Times, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, International Atomic Energy Agency Locations: Fars, Tehran, Iran, Absard, Israel, Fakhrizadeh, Sharifi, Iranian
TEHRAN — A leading Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated near the capital Tehran on Friday, Iran's Defense Ministry announced on state television. "Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote later on Twitter. "This cowardice — with serious indications of Israeli role — shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators," Zarif wrote, referring to Iran's arch-enemy Israel. Fakhrizadeh is a well-known figure and considered among the most important Iranian nuclear scientists in the country. In 2018, Netanyahu gave a presentation in which he unveiled what he described as material stolen by Israel from an Iranian nuclear archive and showed a photograph of Fakhrizadeh.
Persons: Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Mohammad Javad Zarif, , Zarif, Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu's, Fakhrizadeh, Robert Oppenheimer, Netanyahu, Ali Arouzi, Adela Suliman Organizations: Iran's Defense Ministry, Terrorists, Twitter, NBC, NBC News, Reuters, Associated Press Locations: TEHRAN, Iranian, Tehran, Iran, Fakhrizadeh, Absard, Damavand, Israel, London
FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon August 14, 2020. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERSDUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister said Iran’s arch-enemy Israel was likely to have been involved in the killing of prominent Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on Friday, although he offered no evidence. “This cowardice - with serious indications of Israeli role -shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators,” Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted. “Iran calls on int’l community - and especially EU - to end their shameful double standards & condemn this act of state terror.”Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office was not commenting on reports of the attack, an official from Netanyahu’s office said. The Pentagon also declined to comment.
Persons: Mohammad Javad Zarif, Dalati, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, ” Mohammad Javad Zarif, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Organizations: REUTERS DUBAI, Reuters, Pentagon Locations: Baabda, Lebanon, Handout, Israel, Iran
FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen in Moscow, Russia November 19, 2020. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERSMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the situations in Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh in a phone call with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The two men also discussed Moscow and Tehran’s commitment to ensuring the prompt return of all participants to fully observing obligations laid out in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has said he will take the United States back into the 2015 deal.
Persons: Sergei Lavrov, U.N ., Syria Geir Pedersen, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Joe Biden Organizations: Russian, Russian Foreign Ministry, REUTERS Locations: Syria, Moscow, Russia, REUTERS MOSCOW, Nagorno, Karabakh, Iran, United States
FILE PHOTO: Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Mekdad, attends the funeral of Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moalem, at Saad bin Muath Mosque in Damascus, Syria, November 16, 2020. REUTERS/Omar SanadikiAMMAN (Reuters) - Syria’s President Bashar al Assad named veteran diplomat Faisal Mekdad as foreign minister on Sunday to replace Walid Moalem, who died last week, state media reported. Mekdad, 66, had been deputy foreign minister since 2006. Assad also appointed Bashar al-Jaafari, currently ambassador to the U.N., as deputy foreign minister. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif phoned Mekdad and congratulated him on his new position, stressing Tehran’s “continued strategic cooperation” with Syria, official Iranian media outlets said.
Persons: Faisal al Mekdad, Walid al, Saad bin Muath, Omar Sanadiki AMMAN, Bashar al Assad, Faisal Mekdad, Walid Moalem, Assad, Bashar al, Moalem, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Mekdad, Tehran’s “ Organizations: Syria's, REUTERS, United Nations, Iran’s Locations: Damascus, Syria, Iran, Russia
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement if Iran abides by the deal, but both sides will have to race against the clock and navigate a political minefield to reach that goal. Iran and the bombThe 2015 agreement between Iran and world powers lifted punishing economic sanctions on Tehran in return for strict limits on Iran's nuclear activities. If Iran returns to strict compliance with the nuclear deal, the United States would rejoin the agreement as a starting point for follow-on negotiations," Biden wrote. Iran faces shortages of medicine and medical equipment, including insulin, drugs for cancer treatment, influenza vaccine and test kits for the coronavirus, according to Iranian officials. Conservative gainsWithout a deal before Iran's June 2021 elections, Biden may have no willing counterpart to negotiate a deal.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden's, Hassan Rouhani, Biden, Rouhani, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Mohammad Berno, Ellie Geranmayeh, Trump, Naysan Rafati, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Yousef Al Otaiba, Richard Dalton, Dalton, David Albright, Mike Pompeo, " Pompeo, Qassim Soliemani, Katherine Bauer, Bauer, Iran's, Ali Khamenei Organizations: WASHINGTON, Washington, Biden, European Council, Foreign Relations, Group, Trump, International Atomic Energy Agency ., Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, AFP, Getty, Congress, Tel, Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies, Saudi, United Arab, Institute for Science, International Security, Wednesday, Islamic, Covid, Treasury Department, Washington Institute for Near, Conservative, Iran's Locations: Iran, Washington, Tehran, U.S, Bushehr, United States, United, Georgia, Israel, Tel Aviv, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, British, Islamic Republic, Iraq, Iranian, American, Syria, Yemen
Iran's Zarif says Biden can lift sanctions with 'three executive orders'
  + stars: | 2020-11-17 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon August 14, 2020. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS/File PhotoDUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran would fully implement its 2015 nuclear deal if U.S. President-elect Joe Biden lifts sanctions on Tehran, which Zarif said could be done swiftly through “three executive orders”. “We are ready to discuss how the United States can re-enter the accord,” Zarif said. Biden can lift all sanctions with three executive orders.”Joe Biden has pledged to rejoin the 2015 accord, agreed by Washington when he was vice president, if Iran also returns to compliance. It began breaching the nuclear deal after President Donald Trump withdrew in 2018 and started ratcheting up unilateral sanctions on Tehran.
Persons: Mohammad Javad Zarif, Dalati, Joe Biden, Zarif, , Biden, ” Zarif, , ” Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Hassan Rouhani, Washington Organizations: REUTERS, DUBAI, Reuters, United States Locations: Baabda, Lebanon, Handout, Iran, Tehran, United States, Washington, U.S, United
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s president said on Sunday the next U.S. administration should use the opportunity to compensate for President Donald Trump’s mistakes, Iranian state TV reported after Joe Biden captured the U.S. presidency. FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidTensions have spiked between the United States and Iran since 2018, when Trump exited a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, and then reimposed sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy. The next U.S. administration should use the opportunity to make up for past mistakes,” President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying. “The heroic resistance of the Iranian people proved that the policy of maximum pressure is doomed to failure,” Rouhani said.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Joe Biden, Hassan Rouhani, Brendan McDermid, ” Biden, ” Rouhani, Biden, , Mohammad Javad Zarif Organizations: Reuters, Sunday, United Nations General Assembly, REUTERS, Trump, Islamic Locations: DUBAI, New York, U.S, United States, Iran, Tehran, Washington, Iranian
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