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Iran’s absence at Davos sparks speculation

Despite reports that Iran’s foreign minister had canceled a scheduled trip to Davos to attend the World Economic Forum, Tehran says he never planned to participate in this year’s summit. On Jan. 21, Reuters said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had canceled his trip to Davos. In response, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram …

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European Allies Urge U.S. To Continue Backing Iran Nuclear Deal

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has urged “all parties” to continue complying with a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, saying that “the deal is working.” Mogherini made the plea on January 11, a day before a deadline for U.S. President Donald Trump to announce a …

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EU to meet Iran to back nuclear deal in message to Trump

European powers will reaffirm on Thursday their support for the Iran nuclear deal that Donald Trump has rejected, EU diplomats said, on the eve of a deadline for the U.S. president to decide whether to reimpose oil sanctions lifted under the agreement. At a meeting with Iran, Britain, France, and …

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Mohammad Javad Zarif: Europe Must Work With Iran

Mohammad Javad Zarif  – New York Times On a crisp morning in Vienna two summers ago, hours before concluding the nuclear deal with the United States, the European Union and five other world powers, I took to Twitter to write that the landmark accord was “not a ceiling but a …

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Iran says Russia can use its military bases ‘on case by case basis’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Reuters on Tuesday that Russia could use Iranian military bases to launch air strikes against militants in Syria on a “case by case basis.” Russia and Iran are both key allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and have played decisive roles in the …

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Saudi Arabia, Israel present de facto united front against Iran

Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signaling a growing alignment in their interests, while U.S. lawmakers promised to seek new sanctions on the Shi’ite Muslim power. Turkey also joined the de facto united front against Tehran as Saudi and Israeli ministers rejected …

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Iran minister says in U.S. interest to stay committed to nuclear pact

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday it was in the interest of the United States to remain committed to a multilateral nuclear treaty. The U.S. Senate voted last week to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years, and Iran vowed to retaliate, saying it violated …

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Iran says extension of sanctions act shows U.S. unreliable

A U.S. Senate vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years shows the world that Washington cannot be relied upon to act on its commitments, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday. Iran has vowed to retaliate against the ISA extension, passed unanimously on Thursday, …

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Mohammad Javad Zarif: Let Us Rid the World of Wahhabism

Mohammad Javad Zarif (New York Times)   Public relations firms with no qualms about taking tainted petrodollars are experiencing a bonanza. Their latest project has been to persuade us that the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, is no more. As a Nusra spokesman told CNN, the rebranded rebel …

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Iran Targets Latin America

Three years ago, as the Obama Administration began to pave the way for a rapprochement with Iran, the State Department offered soothing reassurances to Congress that the Iranian regime’s influence in the Western Hemisphere was “waning”—reporting that Tehran’s efforts in the region had been “undermined” by robust “sanctions” that had …

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