New York City is currently hosting the United Nations’ annual General Assembly, where heads of member states will take part in discussions and deliver speeches. Sadly, NYC and its citizens, who have been the victims of terrorism, are forced to host and hear the rulers of the biggest state-sponsor of terrorism; the Iranian regime’s President Hassan Rouhani and his Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Zarif is known for his wide smile in front of cameras and appeasement lovers in the West love to portray him as the “man of diplomacy”, but Zarif is no more than an apologist and the face of the criminal regime ruling Iran.
Zarif on Human rights
The Iranian regime’s gross violation of human rights is well-known to everyone and the UN has condemned them for violations over 60 times. Since Rouhani took office in 2013, more than 94 women have been executed and both his current and previous ministers of Justice (Awaii and Pour-Mohammadi) were members of the “Death Commissions”, responsible of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, mostly members and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK). Iran’s regime also holds the world record for executions per capita, yet Zarif has been trying to deny human rights violations in Iran and present the regime as “the greatest democracy in the Middle East”.
Zarif and Iran regime’s terrorism
The Iranian regime’s recent attack on the Saudi’s Aramco oil facility, once again proved that their institutionalized terrorism has brought nothing but chaos to the region and the world.
Their Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and it’s terrorist Quds Forces are key sources of tensions in the Middle East and terrorism abroad. For example, the Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria is in power due to the incessant help of the IRGC’s terrorist Quds Forces and its commander Ghasem Soleimani.
When the U.S. designated the IRGC as a terrorist organization, Zarif went to the IRGC’s headquarters and expressed his full support for the terrorists. He met with IRGC commanders, such as Soleimani, former IRGC commander Mohammad-Ali Jafari, commander of IRGC’s aerospace forces Amir Ali Haji-Zadeh, commander of IRGC navy forces Alireza Tangsiri, and commander of IRGC’s ground forces Mohammad Pakpoor. Zarif said this meeting was an honor to him.
Zarif is also close to Soleimani and his ministry is a façade to the Quds Forces’ terrorist activities. The regime’s ambassadors in some countries, such as Iraq, are members of the Quds Forces or approved by it. (For instance, the regime’s ambassadors in Iraq since 2003 have been agents of the IRGC and the Quds Forces.)
Zarif’s sanctioning in August 2019, shed light on the truth regarding the mullahs’ true nature and measures.
Abolfazl Hassan Beigi, a member of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (parliament) National Security Commission, acknowledged that Zarif is completely in line with Soleimani. Prior to this, Zarif had emphasized on his completely coordinated measures with Soleimani, even calling for the world to “thank” Soleimani.
The Sazandegi daily in Iran published a piece on August 4 showing how the regime’s ruling factions have lined up to defend the mullahs’ regime in such times of need, saying that “everyone is united” about Soleimani and Zarif. The article then referred to Zarif’s backing of the IRGC and his utter allegiance to the mullahs’ regime, saying Zarif “will not betray the country’s political decisions”.
The role of Zarif’s ministry in carrying out terrorist plots
The world was shocked when Iran’s so-called “diplomat” Assadolah Assadi and three other terrorists were arrested in June 2018, while attempting to bomb the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) annual “Free Iran” gathering in Paris. This action once again proved that the Iranian Foreign Ministry is a façade for the terrorist activities of the Quds Forces and the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).
For years, explosives expert Assadi, now in prison in Belgium, was the third secretary of Iran’s embassies in Austria and Baghdad.
Adam Ereli, former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain, wrote in an op-ed on TownHall on September 6, 2019: “As Iran’s Foreign Minister, it is impossible for Javad Zarif not to have been aware of this plan to set off explosives on European territory. Given the use of Iranian diplomatic facilities abroad, it is also reasonable to conclude that he was in fact complicit.”
NCRI’s Foreign Affairs Committee chair Mohammad Mohaddessin revealed the details of the plot during a press conference.
He said: “According to specific information from within the regime, the decision to carry out the Paris operation, the operation in Villepinte, was taken on January 2018 in the Supreme National Security Council, headed by Hassan Rouhani, the president of the regime. All the major national security decisions are made by this body. The permanent members of this body are the president of the regime, the foreign minister, the Iranian intelligence minister, and the commander of Quds Force, Ghasem Soleimani, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards and other major security and political officials leading the regime. It is very telling that the explosive that Javad Zarif’s diplomat tried to use was the same type of material that was used by ISIS in France and Belgium during the last two years.”
For three decades, the Iranian Resistance has emphasized that the regime’s Foreign Ministry, now under Zarif’s supervision, and Iranian diplomat terrorists and embassies are part and parcel of its machinery of terrorism. Three major terror plots by the mullahs – Albania in March 2018, France in June 2018, and Denmark in September 2018 – had been planned by these Iranian diplomat terrorists and embassies.
Zarif shows his real face
Zarif did a European tour in August 2019 to convince the EU to offer the Iranian regime some incentive packages. He visited France, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, and in every country, he was faced with numerous protests by the Iranian people and human rights activists.
On August 21, following various protests over Zarif’s presence in Sweden, Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström, said in a press conference that her government had not invited Zarif to Sweden. While on August 24, the spokesperson for the French foreign affairs minister refused to comment on whether Zarif was officially invited to Paris or not.
Following these protests, Zarif, who is just another authority in the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism, became angry and threatened the Iranian dissidents to death, saying they will be “eaten alive.”
Given the facts above, it’s absolutely clear that Zarif is not a diplomat but rather a terrorist and an apologist of the Iranian regime. Therefore, he has no place in the UN.