via press release:
AL JAZEERA EXCLUSIVE: FIRST ENGLISH LANGUAGE INTERVIEW WITH IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER SINCE NUCLEAR DEAL
Zarif states that “sanctions have utterly failed”
NEW YORK (December 3, 2013) – Tonight Al Jazeera America will air an exclusive English interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. This is the first time Zarif gives an English language interview to discuss Iran’s nuclear deal.
The one-on-one interview with Al Jazeera English correspondent Hashem Ahelbarra will air during Al Jazeera America’s prime time news. The sit down will focus on the current nuclear sanctions against Iran, which Zarif states “have utterly failed.” Zarif goes on to claim that Western governments are taking advantage of Iran and that Iran “will not compromise on the basic rights of the Iranian people.”
Zarif goes on to discuss how the Iran nuclear program is transparent and has “nothing to hide,” stressing that continuation of the nuclear program is solely for peaceful purposes. Additionally, Zarif states that there were “not secret back channels” to make this deal, but that discussions were had “with the Americans on the sidelines” and further commenting on the role the Oman played in negotiations.
Watch the full interview on Al Jazeera America TONIGHT, Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. Find your local Al Jazeera America listing at america.aljazeera.com/getajam.
For additional information or to receive a full transcript of the interview after the broadcast, please contact Becky Brand at firstname.lastname@example.org.