Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran: ‘U.S. Has No Right for a Military Response’ to Drone Shootdown

A spokesman for Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said on Thursday the United States has no right to retaliate for Iran’s attack on an unmanned drone, repeating Iran’s claim the drone was shot down over its territory instead of international airspace.

In this Sunday, May 12, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 28th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia,. The White House ordered the USS …

China and Russia Stand up for Iran After Gulf Tanker Attacks

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed solidarity with Iran on Friday, even as the U.S. Navy revealed evidence the Iranians were behind the terrorist attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping enter a hall during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on June 5, 2019. (Photo by Maxim SHIPENKOV / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read MAXIM SHIPENKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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. …

Officials Say Iran Quadruples Production of Enriched Uranium

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran’s atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after President Donald Trump and Iran’s foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter.

An Iranian technician works at a Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) in Isfahan 20 November 2004. Representatives and ambassadors from Cuba, Algeria, South Africa and Malaysia along with IAEA`s inspectors visited the Isfahan facility and became acquainted with uranium processing in the center. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian Foreign Minister Plans Visit to North Korea

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with Iranian state media on Sunday that he will travel to North Korea in the near future. He said the date of his trip would be announced “soon.”

Iran FM says Tehran wants to rebuild Iraq after IS fight

Iranian FM Zarif Claims Netanyahu, Saudis Goading Trump into War

TEL AVIV – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday said he does not believe President Donald Trump wants war with Iran, but added that the American president could be lured into a conflict by a “B-team” comprising national security adviser John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. 

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted with surprise and attempted satire Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would stick by Saudi Arabia despite allegations over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Iran’s Rouhani Arrives for First Official Visit to Iraq

BAGHDAD — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Baghdad on Monday, Iraqi state television said, making his first official visit to the nation that Tehran once fought a bloody war against and later backed in the battle with the Islamic State group.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) speaks during a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Barham Saleh at the Presidential palace in Baghdad on March 11, 2019. - Iran's President arrived in Iraq for his first official visit, as Baghdad comes under pressure from Washington to limit political and trade …

Pompeo: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Was ‘Front Man for Corrupt Religious Mafia’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to the resignation of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday with skepticism, describing Zarif and the secular Iranian government as a “moderate” pantomime covering for the real theocratic power in Tehran and wondering if Zarif will truly depart his post.

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 19: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi (not pictured) during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on February 19, 2019 in Beijing, China. (Photo by HOW HWEE YOUNG - Pool/Getty Images)

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Announces He Is Resigning

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reportedly announced his resignation via Instagram on Monday. “I am apologizing to you for all the shortcomings … in the past years during my time as foreign minister … I thank the Iranian nation and officials,” he declared.

This picture taken on February 13, 2019 shows Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif gesturing during a press conference in Tehran.

Iran’s Zarif: Cannot Rule Out Possibility of War with Israel

Iran’s foreign minister accused Israel of “adventurism” with its campaign of airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria, and said he could not rule out the possibility that they could lead to a war between the Mideast arch-foes.

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China Teams Up with Iran to Preserve Nuclear Deal

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi welcomed his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to Beijing on Tuesday, stressing the importance of China’s relationship with Iran and telling Zarif he became a “famous person” in China with his speech at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi after a joint press conference in Beijing, on December 5, 2016

Iran: ‘Great Risk’ of War with Israel

TEL AVIV – Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday claimed that Israel is “looking for war” and warned that its behavior along with that of the U.S. was increasing the prospects of a conflict in the region.

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Zarif: U.S. Hungry for ‘Suicidal’ War with Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told NBC News on Friday he thinks the “same gang” that provoked the 2003 invasion of Iraq is trying to set up a “suicidal” war between the United States and Iran.

Iran FM says Tehran wants to rebuild Iraq after IS fight

E.U. Sanctions Iran over Assassination Plots

The EU hit Iran’s intelligence services with sanctions Tuesday after accusing Tehran of being behind plots to assassinate regime opponents on Dutch, Danish and French soil.

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen speaks during a joint press conference with German Chancellor on November 20, 2018 in Berlin. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)