Tag: Javad Zarif

Iranians burn US flags outside the former US embassy in Tehran on November 4, 2013, during a demonstration to mark the 34th anniversary of the 1979 US embassy takeover. Thousands of Iranians shouted 'Death to America' as they demonstrated 34 years after Islamist students stormed the embassy compound in Tehran, …

Iran Vows ‘Equal Countermeasures’ Against U.S. if Oil Exports Blocked

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi threatened on Tuesday that Iran will respond to the United States with “equal countermeasures from Iran” if America moves to block the Islamic Republic’s oil exports by the Trump administration’s promised November 4 deadline.

Iranian armed forces members march in a military parade marking the 36th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in front of the shrine of late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Iran's chief of staff of the armed forces said Wednesday a $38 …

Report: Iran Uses Syria to Expand Persian ‘Axis of Resistance’

The Islamic Republic of Iran is reportedly acting more visibly upon what it refers to as “the axis of resistance” by mobilizing its growing network of terrorist proxies throughout multiple Middle Eastern countries, particularly in Syria, in light of a recent incident between Iran and Israel.

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif: Iranians Are ‘All IRGC’

Less than 24 hours after the U.S. Department of Treasury sanctioned Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif claimed, “Iranians–boys, girls, men, women–are ALL IRGC.”

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NAZARIAN: That Oscar Win Was a Loss for Iran’s Freedom-Craving People

The hypocrisy from the Iranian government following Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi’s boycott of the Oscars over what he described as President Donald Trump’s “inhumane” temporary travel ban is a hallmark of the regime’s injustice towards its own people.

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Zumwalt: Iranian FM Points Finger at Saudi Arabia, Hides Iran’s Role in Global Jihad

John Wayne Gacy, Jr. was one of the most prolific child serial killers and rapists in U.S. history. Known as the “Killer Clown,” he used his professional clown talents to lure victims into his home, where he they then were asphyxiated or strangled. He claimed 33 victims before being arrested, convicted and, finally, executed in 1994.

An Iraqi Shiite fighter from the Popular Mobilisation units, fighting alongside Iraqi forces, stands wearing an Islamic headband bearing portraits of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and late Shiite cleric Ayatollah Mohammed Sadeq al-Sadr, assassinated by the regime of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in 1999, during a …

Iran to ‘Arrogant’ Saudi Arabia: ‘We’ll Leave Iraq When Iraq Asks’

At a press conference in Stockholm on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif testily informed an “arrogant” Saudi Arabia that Iran will not be pulling out of Iraq any time soon, and he blamed the Saudis for inflaming the Sunni-Shiite tensions they have blamed on Iran’s presence.

Syria, Jobar : CORRECTION / A Syrian man rides a bike in the neighbourhood of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on January 23, 2016.

Iran Warns of ‘Armageddon’ in Syria Without Pro-Assad Peace Deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned that “Armageddon” could begin in Syria if a satisfactory peace agreement is not worked out soon. He proceeded to make it clear Iran will not accept the ouster of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, making such a peace agreement much more difficult to negotiate.

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Iranian Foreign Minister: We Have No ‘Fight to Pick’ with Saudis

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, went on CNN to address the growing tension between his nation and Saudi Arabia, which he described as “panicking” over reduced tensions between Iran and the Western world. During the interview, he slammed Saudi Arabia as the fountain from which terrorism flows, and lectured America for being “addicted” to sanctions.

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Obama’s Middle East Approach Favors Iran over Saudi Arabia

The notion that the Obama administration’s talking points increasingly sound like they are coming out of Tehran was further solidified this week, culminating with an op-ed published by Bloomberg confirming that the State Department acquiesced to Iran’s demand to reject new missile sanctions.

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Royce, Congress Blast Kerry for Iran Visa Waiver

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) has sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry protesting his offer to allow Iran to bypass a new law restricting travel from countries that sponsor terror.

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Hardline Iranian MPs Threaten to Execute Foreign Minister over Nuclear Deal

Less than a month after a hardline member of Iran’s Parliament compared the historic handshake between President Barack Obama and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to signing a pact with the devil, several other members of Parliament (MP) in the Islamic Republic have threatened to execute Zarif and the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEO), Ali Akbar Salehi, over their nuclear deal with the Western world.

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Iranian Parliament Passes Bill Approving Nuclear Deal

(Reuters) Iran’s parliament passed a bill on Tuesday supporting a nuclear deal with world powers, signaling a victory for the government over conservative opponents of the agreement and clearing the way for it to be implemented.