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Did Zarif really say it was a 'mistake' to trust Kerry?

Once again, Iranian hard-liners move to tarnish the reputation of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif — this time by attributing to him false remarks about the “mistake” of trusting the United States.

On Dec. 19, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attended a meeting at parliament with the foreign policy and national security commission. As in other regular sessions, he informed members of the commission on various foreign policy issues, including the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). 

Two days later, while Zarif was accompanying President Hassan Rouhani to Armenia, hard-line member of parliament Javad Karimi Ghoddousi took to distributing a page about Zarif’s alleged statements at the Dec. 19 meeting.

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