On July 31, 2019, the Trump Administration placed Mohammad Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of the Islamist regime in Iran, on the US sanctions list. As expected, the leftist and liberal media in the West immediately made an outcry against the designation. That is because they typically tend to portray Foreign Minister Zarif as the moderate, peace-seeking diplomat who is at odds with the hardline, somber Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the brutal, missile-toting Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). What they always fail to mention is that Zarif is only an agreeable showcase for the same apocalyptic regime that chants “Death to America,” calls for the destruction of Israel, and is intent upon conquering the Arab world.
An Iranian holds a picture of late General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, as people gather to mourn him in Tehran, Iran January 4, 2020. (Reuters)
Javad Zarif, Iran Foreign Affairs Minister (L) and Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Foreign Affairs Minister of Qatar (R) attend the Doha Forum 2019 in Doha, Qatar, December 15th of 2019. (File photo: AFP)
Watch: #Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif appeared to be sleeping as President Hassan Rouhani was delivering a speech in the opening session of Iran’s new parliament, according to a video shared by an Iranian state television.https://t.co/PGK5PvaLyh pic.twitter.com/vZylBO65Kd— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) May 27, 2020