Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a virtual speech to the U.N. General Assembly that it was time for the 193-member world body “to recommit itself to stand up -- united -- against unilateralism and war” promoted by the United States. [4] He went on to study at San Francisco State University, from which he gained a B.A. [39], Zarif and Kerry conferred, ahead of a fresh round of negotiations between Iran and six world powers in Geneva, on settling their 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions. By … Kerry may have figured that by revealing the family tie himself he could diffuse the situation, and make it more difficult for the regime to put pressure on his son-in-law’s family.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was one of the principal negotiators in nuclear talks with the U.S.

[30] He was confirmed by the parliament with 232 votes, replacing Ali Akbar Salehi in the position.

The religious dictatorship ruling Iran cannot survive for even one day without suppression, execution, and torture.

What a surprise. I thought he'd play an important part in his country's life.

The couple met as resident doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. [31], Zarif welcomed the first visit by a foreign leader to Iran since Rouhani assumed the presidency ten days after his approval as Foreign Minister with the arrival of Oman's sultan, Qaboos bin Said Al Said. Speaking at a Tehran news conference, Zarif said the purpose of the talks with Kerry "is to see if we can speed up and push the negotiations forward". On 21 November it was reported by Iranian negotiators that progress was being made in talks in Geneva with world powers, expressing hope to bridge differences and sign an elusive deal over Tehran's nuclear drive.

in 1982, both in international relations. ]"[44], Zarif condemned U.S. involvement in the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen, saying the United States should be held "accountable for crimes against humanity". These reports argue that Kerry should have recused himself from nuclear talks with Iran because of conflicts of interest.

Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Quds Force, also rejected Zarif's resignation, with Soleimani remarking that Zarif is the "main person in charge of foreign policy.

John Kerry’s Daughter Married an Iranian with Connections to Nuclear Negotiators- Fiction! The diplomats’ relationship was reported in a 2012 book by author Hooman Majd.

Vanessa was practicing internal medicine there, and Nahed was practicing neurological surgery, according to a New York Times wedding announcement: The bridegroom graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles, and received his medical degree cum laude from Yale.

"[20] Ved Nanda, who taught and was on Zarif's dissertation committee, recalled: "[He was] good in the classroom. [28], On 18 November 2008, Zarif claimed that Washington is conspiring to foment discord among Iranians in order to topple the Tehran government, saying "The concept of a velvet revolution in Iran should not be considered as groundless fear. The Son of an Iranian Foreign Minister Was the Best Man in John Kerry’s Daughter’s Wedding-Reported as Fiction! Even though the United States did not make a promised reciprocal goodwill gesture at the time, Zarif remained committed to improving ties. He and his wife met and married in Iran, but raised their son and daughter partially in the United States. Zarif’s speech had scheduled to be broadcast on Sept. 21 when world leaders commemorated the U.N.’s 75th anniversary.

[51] However regarding the US withdrawal from Syria Zarif commented saying the US was an "irrelevant occupier in Syria", and said that Iran would be willing to mediate tensions between Syria and Turkey. Silence and inaction are tantamount to a green light to, and complicity with, the regime to continues its atrocities. Mohammad Javad Zarif, "Rohani Taps U.S.-Educated Minister to End Iran Sanctions", "Iran's 'Olive Branch' Foreign Minister Nominee Makes His Case In Parliament", "Iran's Rouhani unveils cabinet of technocrats", "Key figures in the Cabinet of Iran's new president", Self-defense in international law and policy, "Iranian diplomat Zarif made impression at DU", "The Adversary: Is Iran’s nuclear negotiator, Javad Zarif, for real? [22], In 2000, Zarif served as chairman of the Asian preparatory meeting of the World Conference on Racism and as the chairman of the United Nations Disarmament Commission. Besides, the New York Times ran a wedding announcement in 2009 that quoted Kerry, so it wouldn’t have been a very well guarded secret. [23] He has served on the board of editors of a number of scholarly journals, including the Iranian Journal of International Affairs and Iranian Foreign Policy, and has written extensively on disarmament, human rights, international law, and regional conflicts. NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF November 3, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST): "[21], Zarif was appointed a member of the Iranian delegation to the United Nations in May 1982 – largely due to his English-speaking ability and relationships in America, rather than formal diplomatic training.

Zarif is the same person who, despite ongoing executions in Iran, praised the mullahs’ regime as the “greatest democracy in the Middle East.”. ", Iran's Foreign Minister Nominee Seen as Olive Branch to US, Rohani Taps U.S.-Educated Minister to End Iran Sanctions, "Welcome to the personal web site of Dr. M. Javad Zarif", "Has the U.S.

God willing we will reach a result.

Zarif is married and has a daughter and a son who was born in the United States. [47][48][49][50], Zarif condemned the 2019 Turkish offensive into north-eastern Syria viewing it as a violation of Syria's sovereignty. Statement by H.E. This was not confirmed by the president-elect's office until 4 August when Rouhani officially nominated Zarif for the position to the Iranian Parliament. [45], On 11 February 2019, Zarif met with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut. After greetings in honor of Iranian Women's and Mothers' day, he wrote. He has been foreign minister of Iran since 2013. Accepting Zarif, means the approval of Navid’s executions and ongoing human rights violations in Iran. Despite the undeniable documents and testimony by survivors of the 1988 massacre, the world community has failed to hold Tehran accountable for this massacre. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was one of the principal negotiators in nuclear talks with the U.S. He also runs a private practice there, which is managed by the bridegroom’s mother.

I thank the Iranian nation and officials. [32] On 5 September 2013, in an exchange prompted by his Rosh Hashanah greeting on Twitter, Zarif said that Iran does not deny the Holocaust, distancing the government from the often belligerent stances by former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. At a security conference in Munich, he said "Sanctions are a liability; you need to get rid of them if you want a solution."

In the summer of 1988, the mullahs’ regime executed over 30,000 political prisoners. On Mohammad Javad Zarif’s birthday. [46], In an interview conducted by CBS News on 25 April 2019, Zarif said that he was the one who proposed Iran's prisoner swap proposal to the U.S. government in October 2018, the proposal having been unanswered by the U.S. side up till that time.

Dr. Zarif before the UN Security Council, H.E. He was the Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations from 2002 to 2007. Once again, I call on the international community to take urgent action to release the #Afkari brothers, other detained protesters, and all political prisoners who are in danger of being executed. It may not be repeated." He added that the U.S. government must prove its seriousness before any negotiations. ", هشت نفر از اعضای کابینه روحانی نهایی شدند +اسامی, "Iran's parliament approves 15 of Hassan Rouhani's 18 cabinet ministers", Oman sultan's Iran visit sparks hopes of progress in nuclear standoff, "Iran Doesn't Deny the Holocaust, New Foreign Minister Says on Twitter", "Diplomats hail new Iranian attitude in nuke talks", "U.S., Iran voice optimism and caution after rare encounter", "Remarks After the P-5+1 Ministerial on Iran", Iran blames Western powers for nuclear talks failure, "Kerry meets with counterparts from Iran, E.U.

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