Iran foreign minister makes surprise visit to G7 summit
[DAWN] Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif flew into Biarritz in southern La Belle France for the G7 summit on Sunday in an unexpected and dramatic attempt to break a diplomatic deadlock over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.
Zarif's presence had not been announced and represented an attempt by French host Emmanuel Macron to find a way to soothe spiralling tensions between Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for
spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet
militias to extend the regime's influence. The word
Iran is a cognate form of
Aryan, the abbreviation
IRGC is a cognate form of
Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term
Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either
Führer or maybe both, and they hate
Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and the United States.
He was not expected to hold face-to-face talks with US President Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
but the presence of the two men in the same place sparked hopes of a detente.
"Zarif... has arrived in Biarritz... to continue talks regarding the recent measures between the presidents of Iran and La Belle France," Iranian foreign ministry front man Abbas Mousavi tweeted, after flight tracking sites spotted that Zarif's plane had landed in Biarritz.
The French presidency confirmed his arrival but emphasised no talks were planned with the American side.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that Trump had in the past said that if Iran "wants to sit down and negotiate he will not set preconditions," adding he would not make any more comments about "who's here" at the G7.
Macron held talks with Zarif in Gay Paree on the eve of the G7 summit and has been leading efforts to bring Tehran and Washington back to the negotiating table.
Trump's policy of applying "maximum pressure" on Tehran via crippling sanctions has been criticised by Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an powers and is seen as raising the risk of conflict in the Middle East.
Posted by: Fred 2019-08-26