Born in 1960 in Tehran, a graduate of two american universities in international law, Mohammad Javad Zarif, minister of foreign Affairs of the islamic Republic of Iran since 2013.

LE FIGARO. – Were you surprised when, on September 23, 2018, Federica Mogherini – high representative of the EU for foreign Affairs – has said that the EU was going to create a debt fund, also called SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle), to maintain trade with Iran despite us sanctions?

Mohammad Javad ZARIF. . – For many months, we were prepared for it nationally and internationally to the case of an american withdrawal from the JCPOA ( Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action , the nuclear deal, international signed at Vienna on 14 July 2015, by which Iran agreed to frame its nuclear program in exchange for lifting of international sanctions, editor’s NOTE). After all, Trump had announced in his election campaign. Russia, China and …

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