“Never Threaten an Iranian”: Zarif to Mogherini

“Never Threaten an Iranian”: Zarif to Mogherini
Thu Jul 9, 2015 13:30:37

Sources privy to the nuclear talks underway between Iran and the world powers in Vienna said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini to avoid threatening Iran, Al-Alam News Network reports.

Russian sources said on Wednesday that during a meeting held in Vienna between Zarif, the minister of the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) and Mogherini a few days ago, the atmosphere of the talks soured somehow.

"And then at some stage, when the Iranian officials seriously defended their positions, Mogherini warned to leave the talks, saying the negotiations couldn't go on and every one had better return home as long as the conditions prevailing over the meeting continued," the diplomat added.

"Zarif immediately replied, telling Mogherini "never threaten an Iranian!” followed by his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov who said "or a Russian!"

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