Mohammad Javad Zarif

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Unfortunately countries like the Saudi regime are pursuing divisions and creating differences and because of this they don't see any results other than divisions.feedback
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Nov 19 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Mohammad Javad Zarif is associated, including Saudi Arabia, Iran, and process. Most recently, Mohammad Javad Zarif has been quoted saying: “For now, we are able to manage with our own resources.” in the article Iran-Iraq Border Earthquake Devastates Town Targeted by Saddam Hussein.
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Mohammad Javad Zarif quotes

Sep 28 2017 - Iran

You can't pocket concessions and then ask for more after the deal is done.feedback

Sep 21 2017 - Iran

Are you prepared to return to us 10 tons of enriched uranium?feedback

Sep 21 2017 - Iran

Why should we discuss an addendum? If you want to have an addendum, there has to be an addendum on everything.feedback

Sep 21 2017 - Iran

By definition, a deal is not perfect, because in any deal you have to give and take. Otherwise you won't have a deal.feedback

Sep 21 2017 - Iran

The United States is sending the wrong signal.feedback

Sep 14 2017 - Iran

The #JCPOA is not (re)negotiable. A 'better deal' is pure fantasy. About time for U.S. to stop spinning and begin complying, just like Iran.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - United Nations

#IAEA verification of Iran compliance with JCPOA is based on terms of agreement; not the ulterior motives of US officials, nor of lobbyists. If the president finds that he cannot in good faith certify Iranian compliance, he would initiate a process whereby we move beyond narrow technicalities and look at the big picture. At issue is our national security. It's past time we had an Iran nuclear policy that acknowledged that.feedback

Aug 24 2017 - Qatar

Despite our disagreement with both sides, we have asked them to resolve their disputes through dialogue and negotiations.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - Sanctions

If it was up to me, I would have had them noncompliant 180 days ago.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - Nuclear weapons

Iran is not, and will not be, developing nuclear weapons; so by definition cannot develop anything DESIGNED to be capable of delivering them. Iran - unlike the U.S. - has complied in good faith with the letter AND spirit of (the nuclear deal). Rhetoric and actions from U.S. show bad faith.feedback

Jul 19 2017 - Iran

We need to be more careful about the signaling, because we've seen that wrong signaling in the past few weeks in our region, particularly after the Riyadh summit, has caused a rather serious backlash in the region – not between U.S. allies and Iran, but among U.S. allies. So I believe it would be important to keep that in consideration, to understand the complexities of the situation.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Sanctions

I haven't asked for a meeting, and I don't think I will.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Iran

It is not clear what the administration is trying to do. They have been talking about 'scrapping the deal'. Then they came to realize that would not be globally welcome. So now they are trying to make it impossible for Iran to benefit.feedback

Jul 17 2017 - Syria conflict

We certainly hope not ... We don't have to fight; we don't need to fight. We don't need to try to exclude each other from the scene in the Middle East. We certainly hope that if we don't agree with each other about the situation in Yemen or about the situation in Syria we can still work with each other in order to bring those situations to an end. Iran is a serious partner for all these countries in fighting a common enemy because we believe at the end of the day ... these extremist forces are as much a threat against us, but even more a threat against them.feedback

Jul 17 2017 - Yemen

We need them to make sure that another Saddam Hussein around the corner will not come and hit us again.feedback

Jun 30 2017

The "U.S. now bans Iranian grandmothers from seeing their grandchildren, in a truly shameful exhibition of blind hostility to all Iranians.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - Refugees

The problem for some is terrorism and support for terrorism is measured by the amount of money they spend on buying arms from the U.S.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - Travel ban

We always believed that the Muslim ban that President Trump imposed soon after assuming office had no basis in facts and would not help fight terrorism. For some terrorism and support for terrorism is measured by the amount of arms they buy from the U.S, and not by actually being involved in acts of terrorism.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Syria conflict

Iran's missile capability protects its citizens in lawful self-defense & advances common global fight to eradicate (IS) & extremist terror.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Sanctions

Repugnant [White House] statement and Senate sanctions as Iranians counter terror backed by US clients. Iranian people reject such US claims of friendship.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Saudi Arabia

Terror-sponsoring despots threaten to bring the fight to our homeland. Proxies attack what their masters despise most: the seat of democracy.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Sanctions

The Iranian people reject such U.S. claims.feedback

May 22 2017 - Iran

Iran – fresh from real elections – attacked by @POTUS in that bastion of democracy and moderation.feedback

May 21 2017

Iran–fresh from real elections–attacked by @POTUS in that bastion of democracy & moderation.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Iran

Worn-out US accusations can't mask its admission of Iran's compliance w/ JCPOA.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Iran

Russia doesn't have a military base (in Iran), we have good cooperation, and on a case by case basis, when it is necessary for Russians fighting terrorism to use Iranian facilities, we will make a decision.feedback

Feb 19 2017 - Iran

Iran is unmoved by threats. Iran responds very well to respect. We don't respond well to threats.feedback

Feb 07 2017 - Iran

I believe Trump will push for renegotiation. But Iran and European countries will not accept that. We will have difficult days ahead.feedback

Feb 03 2017

Iran unmoved by threats as we derive security from our people. Will never initiate war, but we can only rely on our own means of defense. We will never use our weapons against anyone, except in self-defence. Let us see if any of those who complain can make the same statement.feedback

Feb 03 2017 - Iran

Iran unmoved by threats as we derive security for our people. We'll never initiate war, but we can only rely on our own means of defense.feedback

Jan 31 2017 - Iran

If there is an exception, it will be reviewed through the mechanism which has been created in the Foreign Ministry.feedback

Jan 31 2017 - Iran

The missiles aren't part of the nuclear accords. Iran will never use missiles produced in Iran to attack any other country. No Iranian missiles have been produced to carry nuclear warheads.feedback

Jan 29 2017 - Iran

Unlike the U.S., our decision is not retroactive. All with valid Iranian visa will be gladly welcomed.feedback

Jan 25 2017 - Kuwait

The role of the emir of Kuwait in supporting positive neighborly relations between countries in the region is worthy of praise.feedback

Jan 18 2017 - Lebanon

Iran and Saudi Arabia were able to actually stop impeding the process of the presidential election in Lebanon. We have a success story.feedback

Jan 18 2017 - Bahrain

I do not see any reason why Iran and Saudi Arabia should have hostile policies towards each other. We can in fact work together to put an end to miserable conditions of the people in Syria and Yemen and Bahrain and elsewhere in the region.feedback

Jan 09 2017

Rafsanjani's viewpoints were always road-paving for us in the foreign policy field.feedback

Dec 20 2016 - US, Russia relations

We need to find a political solution, which supports the principles of respect of the territory's sovereignty and of Syria's national unity. So we have to accept the reality, which is that the only solution to ending the war is a political solution.feedback

Dec 08 2016 - Sanctions

Sanctions will harm us, but won't break us.feedback

Dec 03 2016 - Sanctions

America is acting against its commitment.feedback

Nov 11 2016

Of course Iran's options are not limited but our hope and our desire and our preference is for the full implementation of the nuclear agreement, which is not bilateral for one side to be able to scrap.feedback

Jun 22 2016

In Syria, there never was or will be a military solution.feedback

Jun 22 2016

Differences are a reality.feedback

Apr 16 2016

We have told the US and will also put pressure and the EU will do the same too. The US should also make it possible for non-American banks to work with Iran.feedback

Jan 16 2016 - Sanctions

International sanctions to be lifted on Saturday.feedback

Jan 13 2016

Happy to see dialog and respect, not threats and impetuousness, swiftly resolved the #sailors episode. Let's learn from this latest example.feedback

Jan 06 2016 - Saudi Arabia

We have treated these actions with magnanimity and nobleness but unfortunately our neighbor, Saudi Arabia, did not respond to it properly. The process of provoking tension must be stopped.feedback

Oct 17 2015

We seriously believe that our missile testing has nothing to do with the 2231 resolution, because in the 2231 resolution missiles that are designed for nuclear capabilities are mentioned and none of the Islamic Republic of Iran's missiles are designed for nuclear capabilities.feedback

Jul 15 2015

...The negotiations have ended and next week the UN Security Council will approve a resolution that for the first time in its history will officially recognise the enrichment of nuclear power of a developing country.feedback

Jun 30 2015

I am here to get a final deal and I think we can.feedback

Apr 17 2015

We can have the path of confrontation or we can have the path of co-operation, we cannot have a little bit of each.feedback

Apr 16 2015 - Al-Qaeda

What they need to do is to facilitate the dialogue among various Yemeni groups and this is what we are prepared to do.feedback

Apr 08 2015

The problem is the need for the Yemenis to be helped in order to talk to each other, to finish this fighting and also to be mindful of the fact that al Qaeda and Daesh are waiting. Not waiting but actually fighting in order to seize control and that have in fact seized control of party of Yemen.feedback

Apr 02 2015

We're still some time away from reaching where we want to be.feedback

Apr 02 2015

We can now begin to draft the final text of the agreement and its attachments using the solutions achieved over the last three days.feedback

Jul 15 2014

The talks have been interesting. Now Washington needs to take a political decision…to end the deadlock…and to find a solution to this crisis and a common way forward.feedback

Feb 04 2014 - Human Rights

Our judiciary is independent. And the presidential elections has had very little effect on the judiciary. Of course, we do not get ourselves involved or intervene in the affairs of the judiciary. We would like to see, certainly lower executions in all countries, we would like to see greater respect for human rights in all countries and certainly our human rights record can be improved, but it takes time for this government to have an impact on all aspects of Iranian life.feedback

Feb 04 2014

I have tried to remain very true to what we agreed and not to try to 'spin' it for domestic consumption, that is why I didn't produce any fact sheets. It wasn't an attempt by Iran to win at the expense of the other side because we believe that is not sustainable. And now we have agreed that on February 18 we will meet in Vienna to start working on the difficult part, that is the comprehensive deal.feedback

Feb 04 2014 - United Nations

We don't have a military presence. The Syrian government is a government recognised by the United Nations, has a seat in the United Nations, and Iran has long-standing relations with that government. I believe those who are supporting terrorist groups that are on the UN list of terrorist organisations, those should be accountable for the support that they are providing – the money, the arms – that they are providing those terrorist organisations. I don't see any law against having relations with Syria but Iran does not have armed forces in Syria.feedback

Feb 04 2014 - Sanctions

There are sanctions relief. Of course we did not believe from the beginning that these sanctions were legal, because this is our money and there is no international legal instrument that would prevent us from having access to our money. There is some cash that will become available, there are other areas, for instance revenues from petrochemical sales by Iran. So, that amounts to some amount of money, but I am not going to quarrel about the exact dollar figure because it's just the beginning and we will start knowing how much it will come to when it comes to the end of the six months.feedback

Feb 04 2014 - American politics

They had put a cap on oil exports previously. They agreed not to increase the cap. As I said, these sanctions were illegal to begin with, but we are dealing with a world that is not run by legality. It is a world, unfortunately, where American political muscle and economic muscle usually go to persuade countries and the private sector….feedback

Feb 04 2014

No, it's not. Actually we can take some of this money in cash, and the rest in open letters of credit with whoever we want to purchase. It is not… I don't like to be dictated to and I will never accept anything dictated to me….feedback

Feb 04 2014

It is just the beginning and few haven't signed any contracts….feedback

Feb 04 2014

That will certainly not happen. The Iranian public has a way of expressing its views, and that is through the ballot box. They've done it in the past. If they consider our behaviour to be outside the limits of national interest, they will do it again.feedback

Feb 04 2014

We are not, we are actually sticking to the letter of the agreement. That's why we didn't produce any fact sheets. We believe it is important for us to use this opportunity to build confidence.feedback

Feb 04 2014

The agreement is very clear. There are certain parts of the Iranian nuclear programme that will continue; there are certain parts that … I mean.. the enrichment over five percent, that we have agreed not to continue.feedback

Feb 04 2014

What I have said and what I continue to believe is that the future of Syria is for the Syrian people to determine, and the Syrian people should do it without interference from the outside. Now, Iran is pledging its support for a political outcome, because we believe there is no….feedback

Feb 03 2014

The best guarantee that could provide the assurance for everybody that Iran will never produce nuclear weapons is not limitation on Iran's nuclear potential. The best guarantee against a break out is to establish a type of relationship that it would be foolish to break out from.feedback

Nov 25 2013

In a few weeks maybe before the end of the Gregorian year we may start the first phase. Surely it is impossible to do all the terms of the agreement in one day. The first phase is a six-month period. We are not supposed to do this in too many steps, but some measures will have priority over others.feedback

Nov 20 2013

Even if we succeed this will be the beginning of a very difficult process and always we need to be cautious in dealing with this. So if there's one area that I can agree on with Americans, I can agree on that word of caution.feedback

Nov 19 2013

The tragedy today, two Iranians were victims of it and more and more Lebanese unfortunately than Iranians were victims of this tragedy but that should be a reminder for all of us, that should be an alarm for all of us that we need to deal with this issue and unless we deal with this issue seriously it will engulf all of us.feedback

Nov 12 2013 - Multilateralism

Maybe one or two of them, mostly one country started to feel that the situation was slipping our of their control. Any solution must include lifting all bilateral and multilateral sanctions as well as the sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council.feedback

Nov 10 2013

I'm not disappointed at all because it was a good meeting and I think that we're all on the same wavelength – and that is important and that gives us the impetus to go forward when we meet again next time.feedback

Nov 07 2013

In the meeting on Thursday morning I had the feeling that the other party also wanted to get a result. The Western powers – the 5+1 as they are called really need to win over the confidence of the Iranian people and this opportunity is now within their reach.feedback

Nov 07 2013

We're making progress, but it's tough.feedback

Oct 06 2013

Iran's peaceful nuclear programme should continue, and at the same time the West should be assured that the programme has peaceful purposes and will not be used to make weapons. I call this a win-win proposal.feedback

Sep 27 2013

I'm satisfied with this first step. Now we have to see whether we can match our positive words with serious deeds so that we can move forward.feedback

Sep 27 2013 - Unilateralism

Of course as we move forward there has to be a removal of sanctions and in the end game there has to be a total lifting of all sanctions and both bilateral sanctions, unilateral sanctions as well as multilateral sanctions and UN sanctions.feedback

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