Tag: Mohammad-Javad Zarif
The US has imposed new sanctions against a number of aircraft providing goods and services to four Iranian airlines including the operator of Iranian Presidential Aircraft.
Only one year ago, the two Koreas fired missiles to show off how capable and determined they are to destroy the other by force. The verbal threats exchanged after each fire work left a deep scar and exacerbated the already existing animosity against each other. The photo of the two Presidents reminds me of the one I saw immediately after my appointment as Korean ambassador to Iran…
The new round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 group began on Tuesday in Vienna, Austria, to the two sides to work out the final steps of the Geneva Agreement. The Iranian team, headed by Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s minister of foreign affairs, is still striving to sell the November, 24 Geneva deal at home by persuading a major part of Iranian policymakers and the leadership that the joint plan of action it formulated Geneva during the talks with the P5+1 group was a breakthrough in the future of Tehran’s nuclear program. The deal has been the target of criticisms not only by Principlist politicians but even by reformist academics in their university lectures.
The progress for Iran to reach a long-sought deal with world powers is hindered as French Foreign Minister hindering the progress by defying a preliminary deal Iran reached with the US and the UK over its nuclear issue.
“Nobody is allowed to call the negotiators ‘compromisers’. They are born and bred here [under the Islamic Revolution]. They shoulder an arduous task and no one may undermine their mission,” said the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in an address on Sunday.
On the First day of the latest round of Iran and P5+1 ( Iran and the USA, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) nuclear talks in Geneva there was hope brought by international observers for a breakthrough in the decade long nuclear negotiations.
Iran and the five permanent members of UN Security Council plus Germany gathered in Geneva for the fourth time to discuss the protracted nuclear case of the Islamic Republic.