Heiko Maas

Iran FM Scolds Europe: You Are in ‘No Position’ to Criticise Us

European Union (E.U.) countries are in “no position” to criticise Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday ahead of a visit from his German counterpart Heiko Maas. He added it was instead the E.U.’s “duty” to help fund his country’s survival, or face consequences.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a joint press conference with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius following their talks in Tehran on July 29, 2015. Fabius's visit to Iran comes after the conclusion of a landmark deal with the United States over the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear programme. …