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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed his "strong dismay" at the loss of voting rights, in a letter sent Thursday to UN chief Antonio Guterres.(Reuters)

'Unacceptable': Iran says as UN suspends country's voting rights

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 01:14 AM IST
Iran's voting rights at the UN General Assembly were suspended in January under rules for countries whose arrears are equal to or exceed their contributions due for the past two years.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks to mediapersons.(via REUTERS)
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks to mediapersons.(via REUTERS)

Iran minister Javad Zarif accuses US of fabricating war pretext

Tehran | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 07:07 PM IST
He vowed Tehran would defend itself even though it does not seek war.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.(AP)
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.(AP)

Iran protests to Turkey over alleged ‘meddling’ by Erdogan

Dubai | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:24 PM IST
Erdogan recited an Azeri-Iranian poem about the division of Azerbaijan’s territory between Russia and Iran in the 19th century. Tehran appeared concerned his remarks could fan separatist tendencies among Iran’s Azeri minority.
Addressing a Rome conference via video-link, Javad Zarif said the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) could not be renegotiated but it could be resurrected.(REUTERS)
Addressing a Rome conference via video-link, Javad Zarif said the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) could not be renegotiated but it could be resurrected.(REUTERS)

Iran ready to show goodwill if US, Europe abide by nuclear deal, says foreign minister

Rome | By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 07:33 PM IST
US President-elect Joe Biden has said he will rejoin it if Tehran first resumes strict compliance. He has also said he would work with allies “to strengthen and extend it”.
Iranian media noted the interest that Netanyahu had previously shown in Fakhrizadeh.(AP)
Iranian media noted the interest that Netanyahu had previously shown in Fakhrizadeh.(AP)

‘Serious indications of Israeli role’ in killing of scientist, says Iran FM

Dubai | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 10:20 PM IST
Mohammad Javad Zarif made the statement Friday on Twitter. Israel has declined to comment, though Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself has named the scientist slain outside of Tehran.
Iran argues it has moved away from its commitments because of the sanctions.(AP)
Iran argues it has moved away from its commitments because of the sanctions.(AP)

Iran says to meet nuclear commitments if Biden lifts sanctions

Tehran | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 09:45 PM IST
Decades old US-Iranian tensions escalated after Trump unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018 and reimposed, then toughened, crippling sanctions that have hammered Iran’s economy.
United States President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday that it would pay a “heavy price” in the event of further attacks on US troops.(Reuters)
United States President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday that it would pay a “heavy price” in the event of further attacks on US troops.(Reuters)

Iran, US heat up war of words despite coronavirus pandemic

Tehran | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 06:55 PM IST
Tensions between the arch-foes flared in Iraq where the United States deployed Patriot air defence missiles prompting neighbouring Iran to warn of consequences and demand a US withdrawal.
US President Donald Trump(Reuters photo)
US President Donald Trump(Reuters photo)

‘Iran only acts in self-defence,’ foreign minister tells Donald Trump

Tehran | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 02:01 PM IST
“Unlike the US -- which surreptitiously lies, cheats & assassinates -- Iran only acts in self-defence,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted.
Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that President Trump, unfortunately, does not have good advisers.(PTI File Photo)
Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that President Trump, unfortunately, does not have good advisers.(PTI File Photo)

Iran says Donald Trump is wrong if he thinks Tehran regime will collapse

Munich | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 08:01 AM IST
To support his argument, the Iranian minister cited Trump’s decision to pull out unilaterally in 2018 from Iran’s nuclear deal with the US and other world powers.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was handed the note at a democratic leadership meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S.(REUTERS)
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was handed the note at a democratic leadership meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S.(REUTERS)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi handed note about Iran attack, told Democrats to ‘pray’

Bloomberg | By Glen Carey
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 03:03 PM IST
15 missiles were fired, 10 of which hit the Ayn al-Asad base and another facility in Erbil. Iranian Foreign Minister said that the government concluded proportionate measures in self-defense after Soleimani strike
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a news conference at the Untied Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a news conference at the Untied Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.(REUTERS)

US denies visa to Iran’s Foreign Minister ahead of UN Meeting

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was denied visa by the United States ahead of the UN Security Council Meeting. This follows as tensions escalate between the US and Iran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, shake hands for journalists prior to their meeting, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)(AP)
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, shake hands for journalists prior to their meeting, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)(AP)

India, Iran to boost economic viability of Chabahar port

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta and Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 08:27 AM IST
The understanding was reached when external affairs minister S Jaishankar visited Tehran on December 22, 23 to co-chair the Joint Commission meeting with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif.
Iran and Saudi Arabia are arch rivals in Gulf region. A series of bitter talks were triggered between two nations after the Drone attack on Saudi Aramco.(Reuters Photo)
Iran and Saudi Arabia are arch rivals in Gulf region. A series of bitter talks were triggered between two nations after the Drone attack on Saudi Aramco.(Reuters Photo)

Iran ready to talk with Saudis if they stop ‘killing people’ says foreign minister Zarif

Geneva | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 08:04 PM IST
Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said his country would be willing to sit down to discuss regional issues with Saudi Arabia, but Riyadh had to stop “killing people”.
Javad Zarif said Saudi believes that they can buy security like they have so far bought everything with money, but security cannot be bought.(HT Photo)
Javad Zarif said Saudi believes that they can buy security like they have so far bought everything with money, but security cannot be bought.(HT Photo)

Iran Foreign Minister tells Saudis that ‘security cannot be bought’

Tehran | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 08:48 AM IST
Saudi Arabia and Iran are locked in a decades-long struggle for regional dominance and back opposing sides in a bitter war that has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.
In this photo opportunity during a trip organized by Saudi information ministry, a worker walks in front of the Khurais oil field in Khurais, Saudi Arabia.(Photo: AP)
In this photo opportunity during a trip organized by Saudi information ministry, a worker walks in front of the Khurais oil field in Khurais, Saudi Arabia.(Photo: AP)

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Dubai | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2019 03:40 AM IST
“Be careful, a limited aggression will not remain limited. We will pursue any aggressor,” the head of the Guards, Major General Hossein Salami, said in remarks broadcast on state TV. “We are after punishment and we will continue until the full destruction of any aggressor.”
Iran’s foreign minister questioned US plans for a coalition for a “peaceful resolution” in the Middle East.(Reuters Photo)
Iran’s foreign minister questioned US plans for a coalition for a “peaceful resolution” in the Middle East.(Reuters Photo)

Iran’s Zarif questions US coalition for ‘peaceful resolution’ in Middle East

Dubai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 01:05 PM IST
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States was seeking to build a “coalition aimed at achieving peace and a peaceful resolution”.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif calls US treasury “Jail warden”.(Reuters photo)
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif calls US treasury “Jail warden”.(Reuters photo)

Iran’s Zarif tweets: US Treasury is nothing more than a “jail warden”

Dubai | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2019 03:30 PM IST
The United States on Wednesday blacklisted an “oil for terror” network of firms, ships and individuals allegedly directed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for supplying Syria with oil worth hundreds of millions of dollars in breach of US sanctions.
Trump has put in place a policy of “maximum pressure” on Tehran over its disputed nuclear programme via crippling sanctions that are seen as raising the risk of conflict in the Middle East.(HT image)
Trump has put in place a policy of “maximum pressure” on Tehran over its disputed nuclear programme via crippling sanctions that are seen as raising the risk of conflict in the Middle East.(HT image)

Trump says ready to meet with Iranian leader after G7 diplomacy

Biarritz (France) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 11:58 PM IST
Macron said that the “conditions for a meeting” between Trump and Rouhani to take place “in the next few weeks” had been created through intensive diplomacy and consultations.
G7 leaders close their summit Monday with discussion of world problems including the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest.(AP photo)
G7 leaders close their summit Monday with discussion of world problems including the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest.(AP photo)

G7 wrestles with Iran, Amazon fires and trade, but own unity shaky

Biarritz | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2019 02:33 PM IST
The summit in Biarritz, a high-end surfers’ paradise in southwestern France, saw a dramatic shift of focus Sunday when Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif flew in to discuss the diplomatic deadlock on Tehran’s disputed nuclear programme.
Iran’s foreign minister made a flying visit for talks with host France at the G7 summit on Sunday.(Reuters Photo)
Iran’s foreign minister made a flying visit for talks with host France at the G7 summit on Sunday.(Reuters Photo)

Iran’s Zarif leaves G7 talks, unclear if progress made to ease tensions

Biarritz, France | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 10:51 AM IST
European leaders have struggled to tamp down the brewing confrontation between Iran and the United States since Trump pulled Washington out of Iran’s internationally-brokered 2015 nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on the Iranian economy.
Iran President Hassan Rouhani(AFP photo)
Iran President Hassan Rouhani(AFP photo)

Iran says sanctions show US ‘afraid’ of top diplomat

Tehran | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 05:58 PM IST
The US Treasury said the sanctions would freeze any of Zaria’s assets in the United States or controlled by US entities
Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, is seen at Bandar Abbas port, in this undated handout photo.(Photo: Reuters)
Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, is seen at Bandar Abbas port, in this undated handout photo.(Photo: Reuters)

Britain calls ship seizure ‘hostile act’ as Iran releases video of capture

Reuters, Geneva/ London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 10:18 AM IST
British Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has called Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a “hostile act”. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he had expressed “extreme disappointment” by phone to his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Iran said Friday that it had “indisputable” evidence that a US drone it shot down this week had violated its airspace.(Twitter/ Syed Abbas Araghchi)
Iran said Friday that it had “indisputable” evidence that a US drone it shot down this week had violated its airspace.(Twitter/ Syed Abbas Araghchi)

‘Indisputable’ evidence of US drone violating airspace: Iran

Tehran, Iran | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 12:58 PM IST
Deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi told Swiss ambassador, Markus Leitner, whose country represents US interests in Iran, of the evidence, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Donald Trump approved but then scrapped strikes against Iranian targets, after Iran shot down a US drone in what the president termed a “big mistake.”(AFP)
Donald Trump approved but then scrapped strikes against Iranian targets, after Iran shot down a US drone in what the president termed a “big mistake.”(AFP)

Trump okays military strikes on Iran, then pulls back from launch: Report

Washington, USA | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 11:15 AM IST
The US was planning to hit “a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries” , The New York Times said, citing senior administration officials, but the plan was suddenly aborted in its early stages.
Iran’s foreign minister warned the US that it “cannot expect to stay safe” after launching an economic war against Tehran.(AFP File Photo)
Iran’s foreign minister warned the US that it “cannot expect to stay safe” after launching an economic war against Tehran.(AFP File Photo)

Iran foreign minister warns US it cannot ‘expect to stay safe’ after economic war against Tehran

Tehran, Iran | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2019 05:57 PM IST
The crisis takes root in President Donald Trump’s decision over a year ago to withdraw America from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that US accusations that Tehran has a chemical weapons programme were “obscene and dangerous”.(HT File Photo)
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that US accusations that Tehran has a chemical weapons programme were “obscene and dangerous”.(HT File Photo)

Iran Foreign Minister says US chemical weapons accusations ‘dangerous’

Tehran | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 08:59 AM IST
The US allegations are the latest salvo against Iran from the administration of President Donald Trump, who earlier this year pulled out of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal between major powers and Tehran and reimposed crippling unilateral sanctions.
“Our Indian friends have always been categorical in terms of their intention to continue economic cooperation and (the) import of oil from Iran. And I heard the same statement from my Indian counterpart,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.(Reuters File Photo)
“Our Indian friends have always been categorical in terms of their intention to continue economic cooperation and (the) import of oil from Iran. And I heard the same statement from my Indian counterpart,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.(Reuters File Photo)

India will continue to buy Iran’s oil, says Iran minister after meeting with Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 01:03 AM IST
India, Iran’s second-biggest oil client behind China, has already reduced its intake of Iranian oil but has not yet decided whether to end purchases completely.
FILE PHOTO: An oil pump jack is seen at sunset near Midland, Texas, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder/File Photo(Reuters File Photo)
FILE PHOTO: An oil pump jack is seen at sunset near Midland, Texas, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder/File Photo(Reuters File Photo)

US will not stop Iran oil exports: Iran’s foreign minister

Reuters, Beirut | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 02:15 PM IST
President Hassan Rouhani hinted last month that Iran could block the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route, if the US attempted to stop the Islamic Republic’s oil exports.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj greets Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in New Delhi on Monday(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj greets Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in New Delhi on Monday(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

India follows UN sanctions, not US sanctions on Iran, says Sushma Swaraj

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Jayanth Jacob
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 09:58 PM IST
Sushma Swaraj said India’s decision on ties with Iran or its position on sanctions is independent of any other country
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.(ANI Photo)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.(ANI Photo)

Sushma Swaraj, Iranian foreign minister to discuss bilateral ties today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayanth Jacob
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 08:22 AM IST
Iran is the third largest source of Indian oil export and India is making huge strategic investment in the Chabahar port that connects Afghanistan to Central Asia bypassing Pakistan.
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