Iran News Round Up

The Iran News Round Up ran from February 2009-September 2018. Visit the Iran File for the latest analysis.

A selection of the latest news stories and editorials published in Iranian news outlets, compiled by AEI Critical Threats Project Iran Analyst Will Fulton and Iran Intern Amir Toumaj. To receive this daily newsletter, please subscribe online.

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Regional Developments


  • Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned chemical weapons in Syria and said, “I doubt that the American government lacks tact to such an extent that it would want to enter a new war in the region or has not paid attention to the dangers of entering into such a fiasco. If rationality and reason dictate, an international consensus must be allowed to determine transparently and clearly to [investigate] who used these weapons and why.”  
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman Abbas Eraghchi warned against any military operations against the Assad regime and condemned chemical weapons use in Syria:
    • “We vehemently warn against using any military operation measures in Syria and believe that this will have dangerous consequences and serious outcomes for the region that will not be limited to Syria and will include the entire region.”
    • “As one of the victims of chemical weapons, the Islamic Republic of Iran categorically condemns the use of these weapons.”
    • “If chemical attacks are in America’s interest, it has been silent and if it is not in its interest, it has sought excuses.”
  • President Hassan Rouhani confirmed Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's recommendation for Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna, Reza Najafi. Najafi’s previous positions include Iran’s Representative and Liaison in the United Nations Disarmament Committee in New York City, Deputy to the Permanent Representative of Iran in the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the Hague, and Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Disarmament and International Security Directorate. 

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