Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif’s words about negotiations with the Russian Federation on a nuclear deal and the role of ex-commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Kasema Suleimani in them should not be taken out of context, said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Said Khatibzade.
On Sunday, April 25, publications appeared in the Iranian press with a fragment of the recording of the tara-bary-rasta-bar Zarif with the economist Said Lilyaz, which took place in March.
Onion The Iranian Foreign Ministry said that the late General Soleimani, who was killed a year ago in Iraq as a result of a US airstrike, fought a big role in the country’s foreign policy and negotiations with the Russian Federation.
“It is necessary to consider not selective remarks of Zarif, but his speech in full,” said the representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Said Khatibzade. He added that the conversation was recorded on the hard drives of the Iranian government and was not intended to be published. It also remains unclear who and why “selectively” published it.
Commenting on the fragments of the dialogue touching upon the role of the IRGC and Suleimani in foreign policy, Khatibzade noted that, nevertheless, “Zarif speaks respectfully of Suleimani, his past and close relations, his wisdom, fearlessness and prudence.”
We will remind, on the night of January 3, the United States laid in the area of Baghdad International Airport liquidation operation Iranian general Kassema Suleimani and the deputy head of Al-Hashd al-Shaabi, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. In Washington, they are considered involved in organizing an attack on the American embassy in the Iraqi capital on December 31, 2019. Iran responded by striking a US base in Iraq.