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Mohammad Javad Zarif: Iranian foreign minister
Mohammad Javad Zarif is an Iranian career diplomat and academic. He has been foreign minister of Iran since 2013. During his tenure as foreign minister, he led the Iranian negotiation with P5+1 countries which produced the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on 14 July 2015, lifting the economic sanctions against Iran on 16 January 2016. On 25 February 2019, Zarif resigned from his post as foreign minister. His resignation was rejected by President Hassan Rouhani and he continues as foreign minister.

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Lebanon aftermath: Iran's Zarif criticises western response [Video]

Lebanon aftermath: Iran's Zarif criticises western response

As diplomats negotiate the makeup of the next government, the people of Beirut are just try to get through the day.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published
U.S., French, and Iranian diplomats visit Beirut [Video]

U.S., French, and Iranian diplomats visit Beirut

French Defence Minister Florence Parly, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and U.S. Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale visited Beirut after the devastating blast left the city..

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that "an agreeable solution is possible" for the United Nations nuclear watchdog's request for access to two nuclear sites in the country.
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump still has a good chance of being re-elected thanks to his strong support base, despite his declining..
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Iran foreign minister confirms release of Iranian-American and U.S. Navy veteran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirmed the release of an Iranian-American imprisoned in the United States and a U.S. Navy veteran imprisoned in Iran in a tweet on Thursday.
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Iranian professor acquitted of sanctions busting leaves U.S., Zarif says

An Iranian professor imprisoned in the United States after being acquitted of stealing trade secrets has left the country and is on his way back to Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in..
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U.S. should stop preventing Iran from selling oil: Iran foreign minister

The United States should stop preventing Iran from selling oil, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday.
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Iran has no proxies, as Trump claims, but has friends: Foreign Minister tweets

Iran has no proxies but it has friends, tweeted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said that the country or its proxies planned a sneak..
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Iran asks IMF for $5 billion emergency funding to fight coronavirus

Iran has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for emergency funding to help it fight the coronavirus outbreak that has hit the Islamic Republic hard, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said..
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Saudis don't want to de-escalate tensions with Iran, Zarif says

Iran's foreign minister said on Saturday he did not believe Saudi Arabia wanted to defuse tensions with Iran as it was firmly under the influence of the U.S. campaign to pressure Tehran.
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Iran says Canada's complaint over Ukrainian plane crash lacks legal basis

Canada's complaint about a Ukrainian passenger plane that was mistakenly shot down by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in January has no legal basis, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on..
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Iran foreign minister says Swiss humanitarian channel is not a sign of U.S. goodwill: ISNA

Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif said on Monday that the Swiss humanitarian channel is not a sign of the United States' goodwill, Iran's Student News Agency(ISNA) reported.
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Absent Iran faces detente calls from worried West and Middle East

Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif skipped this year's Davos, but Tehran was still a hot topic for many Western and Middle Eastern powers hoping for detente less than three weeks after the United..
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Iran welcomes dialogue with Gulf neighbors: foreign minister tweets

Iran welcomes dialogue with its Gulf neighbors, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday, amid heightened tension in the Middle East.
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Iran's steps to reduce commitments to nuclear pact are over: Iran foreign minister

Iran's steps in reducing commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal are over, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday, according to the parliament's news site ICANA.
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If nuclear issue is referred to U.N., Iran will pull out of the NPT: Iran foreign minister

If Iran's nuclear file is sent to the United Nations Security Council, then Iran will withdraw from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday,..
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Iran says Zarif not attending Davos as its organizers 'changed its agenda'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will not attend the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos this week because its organizers had "abruptly changed its agenda", its foreign ministry..
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Canada's and Iran's foreign ministers to meet on Friday

Canada's Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday to discuss Tehran's shooting down of a Ukrainian airline last week, killing all..
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EU's Borrell holds 'frank' talks with Iran's Zarif

The EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell held "frank" direct talks with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in New Delhi on Thursday after Britain, France and Germany formally accused Tehran of..
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Iran rejects Boris Johnson's 'strange' proposal to strike new Trump deal to replace nuclear pact

In separate comments, Foreign Minister Zarif admits Iranian people were 'lied to' over plane crash
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Iran's Zarif says nuclear pact not dead, wary of 'Trump deal'

Iran's foreign minister said on Wednesday an existing nuclear deal the country struck with world powers was not dead and that he was unsure if any new pact agreed by U.S. President Donald Trump would..
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Iran's Zarif says 2015 nuclear deal is 'not dead'

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday the country's 2015 nuclear deal signed with major powers - China, Russia, France, Britain, the United States and Germany - to curb its..
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Iran's Zarif says not sure how long a 'Trump deal' on nuclear issue would last

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday rejected any direct nuclear negotiations with the United States and said he wasn't sure how long any pact by U.S. President Donald Trump would..
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European powers in nuclear deal using dispute mechanism is a 'strategic mistake' - Zarif

The triggering of a dispute mechanism on Tuesday by France, Britain and Germany in the multilateral nuclear deal with Iran is a "strategic mistake", Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said,..
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Trump set to return to Davos as Iran's Zarif cancels

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to attend the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos next week, but Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has canceled, organizers of the gathering of..
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Iran's Zarif says Ukrainian plane crash caused by human error and 'U.S. adventurism'

The Ukrainian plane crash earlier this week was caused by human error and "U.S. adventurism", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet on Saturday.
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Qatar's foreign minister, Iranian counterpart discuss events in region: state news agency

Qatar's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani called his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday and discussed "the latest developments in the region,..
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Ukraine to coordinate closely with Iran on airliner investigation: minister

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said on Wednesday he had spoken to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif following the crash of an Ukrainian airliner in Iran.
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Iran says missile attacks on U.S. targets were 'legitimate self-defense': TV

Iran's missile attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq on Wednesday were "legitimate self-defense", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told state TV, adding that Washington's assessment to retaliate..
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Iran's Zarif accuses U.S. of violating U.N. deal by denying him a visa

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the United States on Tuesday of violating its agreement with the United Nations by denying him a visa to speak at a Security Council meeting amid..
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Iran will respond 'proportionately' to U.S. killing of general: Zarif

The killing of a top Iranian general by the United States was an act of state terrorism and Iran will respond proportionately, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with..
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U.S. denies Iran's Zarif a visa to attend U.N.: U.S. official

The United States has denied a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that would have allowed him to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Thursday, a U.S...
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U.S. created 'global anti-US fury and a worldwide rancor' by killing Soleimani: Iran foreign minister

The United States has created "global anti-US fury and a worldwide rancor" by killing senior Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on..
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EU's Borrell invites Iran's foreign affairs minister to Brussels

European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell urged a de-escalation of tensions in the Middle East in a talk with Iran's Foreign Affairs Minister Javad Zarif over the weekend, an EU statement..
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Russia's Lavrov, Iran's Zarif discuss Soleimani killing: statement

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif over the phone on Friday to discuss the killing of Iran's military chief Qassem Soleimani, the Russian..
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Iran to take international legal measures against U.S. for Soleimani's killing: TV

Iran will launch legal measures at the international level to hold the United States to account for the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, Tehran's most prominent military commander, Foreign Minister..
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