Analysis: Iran’s FM Zarif says US presence threatens Gulf

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Analysis: Iran’s FM Zarif says US presence threatens Gulf

Iran’s foreign minister has accused the United States of leading a military build-up in the Gulf that could threaten to destabilise the region.
In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Javad Zarif said more warships in the Gulf would only lead to more insecurity.
Zarif’s comments come after the US announced that it is working to form a military coalition to protect commercial shipping in the Gulf following attacks on oil tankers.
Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra explains.

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68 COMMENTS

  1. Iran the land of Aryans, Iranians home to us descendents of Persian Immortals will never bow in front of any nation let alone barbarian, cave men descendents of Rapists of Americas, Rapists of Australia & India, Rapists of Africa
    West will kneel again in front of mighty Persia as you did before!
    Because Persia is fighting for free nations!!! The world is with us and against you!!!

  2. Just in case Americans are confused in where Iran is located, it is on the other side of the world and has nothing to do with USA. Also, the name of the body of water they are taking their warships to is called Persian Gulf for a reason. This insanity needs to end before we destroy our human family and the world.

  3. Iran should learn to play ball and give up pursuit nukes and stop supporting terrorism. In even the most modest conflict with the US; their war producing infrastructure along with what's left of of their economy will be wiped out in a matter of days. The middle east and the world will be a safer place. The sooner it happens….the better.

  4. 22 Arab countries none existed 100 years ago. ALL 22 Arab countries exist only because some one in foreign office of a colonial power decided to create them. Their borders, their capital, their rulers … all decided and installed by the Brits or French …

    The not so brilliant Arabic past creates a collective complex of inferiority for Arab societies. Denying the existence of Kurds, Amazighis, and specifically Persians is the results of such complex.

  5. HUMANITY must NEVER FORGET what happened to IRAQ after the UNFOUNDED INVASION from usa under BUSH and WHAT is HAPPENING to IRAQ at PRESENT:

    Irak energy independent?
    Multi MILLION DOLLAR DEALS with EXON and SHELL?
    usa and saudi arabia important ALLIES?
    Has this Minister of Energy LOST HIS MIND?
    usa under BUSH INVADED IRAK
    usa BURNT 10,000 IRAQI SOLDIERS ALIVE on their way to BASHRA in 1991
    BUSH is RESPONSIBLE for the DESTRUCTION of HOSPITALS, SCHOOLS, FACTORIES and other important IRAQI INFRASTRUCTURE
    BUSH is RESPONSIBLE for the MASSACRE, TORTURE, DISPLACEMENT and DISAPPEARANCE of 6,000,000
    SIX MILLION IRAQIS
    usa is a FOE a DEADLY ENEMY of IRAQ under NO CIRCUMSTANCE a friend
    EXON and SHELL are the VERY cause of the WAR and INVASION of IRAQ and they will get millions for DESTROYING IRAQ?
    This minister and present IRAQI authorities HAVE GOT TO REVISE their PLANS otherwise they WILL GET another DAESH,
    Try DEALS with a IRAN a nation which has PROVED TO BE a REAL ALLY
    A Chávez

  6. Arabic virus spread by Arab invasions and destroyed a lot of civilized nations. Persians are among the rare nations who were invaded by Arabs, defeated, accepted Islam but were never digested into the primitive Arabic culture. Persians were the largest contributors to Islamic civilization. Persians are practically the "creators" of what we call "Islamic Civilizations". Avoiding to call the Persian Gulf is only a symptom. Every Arab secretly wish that Iran Vanishes and Arabs can claim the Persian Art, Science, culture as being "Arabic".

  7. America has been doing the same thing by giving Pakistan weapons   we should get together and wipe America out kill all the whites who are illegal in stolen America.

  8. "The nations became wrathful, and Your [God's] own wrath came, and the time came….to bring to ruin those ruining the earth." Revelation 11: 18. "The nations became boisterous, the kingdoms tottered; He sounded with His voice, the earth proceeded to melt." Psalms 46: 6.

  9. It is not the US
    They do not not speak for all of us
    They have not consulted with The American People
    It is an Alliance Alliance indirect invitation issue to see how the rest of the region feels about this Expand the Perimeter smoke them out like bees and Honey
    Persian Gulf is the Honey

  10. Please stfu Javad, nobody wants y'all in Iran. People are sick of your fake conflict with US meanwhile your son lives in NYC. Y'all are filthy liars. Forcing Iranian youth your tyrannical Islamic ideology to keep them under your control while yourselves and your kids stealing iranians money and spending it in North America and Europe.

  11. that's what usa does, threaten, destabilise, divide, oppress, steal resources, bomb countries, rebuild via contracts awarded to corrupt american companies, sell more arms, bring puppet governments, place rogue/corrupt rulers and tap themselves on the back and laugh on

  12. Iran's fm zariff gives me the impression he goes home pours burbon takes a zip and contemplates suicide because he knows he's about to feel the American boot sole lol

  13. What this does is favortism
    It allows israel to Trade Oil and Sauds but not IRAN there will likely be consequences this will trigger poverty in ISRAEL eventually and a collapse of the Saudi empire unbalance
    Trade does that 👹👹👹

  14. It's the infestation of Islam.
    Islam is a war plan, it is codified in the Koran. Its objectives are merely to follow Allahs wishes for global domination. That is why their number one export, globally is terrorism.

    Worst part is islam owns all the shitholes on the planet that suffer the highest unemployment, highest illiteracy for one reason; Islam has failed the moslems, leaving it CENTURIES behind the west.

    and these jokers think they should lead the world??? into greater poverty for all???
    It sounds like a marxist-muslim coalition plan to me

    A totalitarian plan to destroy progress and oppress the human spirit.

    That is total failure.

    Something the "UN" supports.

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  16. Zarif is a liar. He says Iran doesn't want war with anyone. Yet for forty years Iran has vowed to destroy Israel, erase it from the map. Iran's policies supporting those with the same goal, Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Syria and its own military buildup and actions confirm this was no mere rhetoric. If Israel is the little Satan it's closest ally the United States is the Great Satan. Their president Ahmadinejad said he wanted a world without America. The JCPOA was the last straw. The US does not believe anything Iran says and that deal between Iran and President Obama is not a treaty from the American point of view and died when Obama left office. The reason it wasn't submitted as a treaty to the United States Senate was because It would have been lucky to get a handful of votes let alone the 67 it needed to pass. President Trump has given Iran, Europe, and Russia two years to negotiate a deal acceptable to the United States but Iran has steadfastly refused. The threat Iran poses not just to Israel but to many other American allies and interests in the region has reached a point where it is no longer acceptable. Iran has three choices, surrender to America's demands to disarm itself and cease being a threat to its neighbors and supporting terrorists, succumb to economic strangulation the US is imposing by virtue of the use of its vast economic power as a political tool and weapon, or fight back with force and face total annihilation. The Great Satan has arrived on Iran's doorstep and is very angry. The weapons you see are probably defensive to thwart any Iranian attack. It's the weapon you don't see that is the real threat to Iran's survival. You can bet there is a Trident SSBN submarine at the bottom of the ocean not too near but not too far from Iran. This is the deadliest most destructive weapon the human race has ever invented and it is one of 14 the US has. With just a small fraction of its arsenal it can destroy all of Iran and Lebanon where Hezbollah is poised to attack Israel and even Syria in a matter of minutes after receiving one message from President Trump. It is Iran that will be erased from the map of the world. President Trump is very reluctant to do that but he will if he has to and he will have the support of most Americans including most of the Congress.

  17. This foreign minister seems like someone we can actually try do buisness with, but the leadership? Hmmm , at least we dont have to deal with Ahmadinejab. Who knows, but it just seems like time to let the middle east sort itself out.

  18. Somebody needs to ask that clown whose action caused presence of the U.S. in the Gulf? For the past 40 years that fascist theocracy has done nothing but looting Iran and spending money among known terrorist groups to expand a Stone Age ideology. Hence Zarif can go "F" himself and his stupid leader Ali Khamenei.

  19. Why do you think they are there ? Iran illegally boarded oil tanker in international waters .There are consequences for Iran’s actions these are the consequences , next time you try to board oil tanker your boats will be sent to Davy Jones locker.

  20. THE HISTORICAL RESPONSE OF KING YAZDGIRD III TO THE ARAB CALIPH

    From: King of Kings, King of Persia and Beyond, Shah of many Kingdoms, Shahanshah of Persian Empire, Yazdgird III Sassanid
    To: Omar ibn Al-Khattab the Arab Caliph.

    In the name of Ahura Mazda, the Creator of Life and Wisdom.

    In your letter you summon us Persians to your god whom you call Allah-u-Akbar; and because of your barbarity and ignorance, without knowing who we are and Whom we worship, you demand that we seek out your god and become worshippers of Allah-u-Akbar.

    How strange that you occupy the seat of the Arab Caliph but are as ignorant as any desert roaming Arab! You admonish me to become monotheistic in faith. Ignorant man (Mardak), for thousands of years we Persians have, in this land of culture and art, been monotheistic and five times a day have we offered prayers to God’s Throne of Oneness. While we laid the foundations of philanthropy and righteousness and kindness in this world and held high the ensign of Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds, you and your ancestors were desert wanderers who ate snakes and lizards and buried your innocent daughters alive. (an old Arab tradition, cause they preferred male children to female)

    You Arabs who have no regard for God’s creatures, who mercilessly put people to the sword, who mistreat your women, who attack caravans and are highway robbers, who commit murder, who kidnap women and spouses; how dare you presume to teach us, who are above these evils, to worship God?

    You tell me to cease the worship of fire and to worship God instead! To us Persians the light of Fire is reminiscent of the Light of God. The radiance and the sun-like warmth of fire exuberates our hearts, and the pleasant warmth of it brings our hearts and spirits closer together, that we may be philanthropic, kind and considerate, that gentleness and forgiveness may become our way of life, and that thereby the Light of God may keep shining in our hearts.

    Our God is the Great Ahura Mazda. Strange is this that you too have now decided to give God a name, and you call God by the name of Allah-u-Akbar.

    But we are nothing like you. We, in the name of Ahura Mazda, practice compassion and love and goodness and righteousness and forgiveness, and care for the dispossessed and the unfortunate; But you, in the name of your Allah-u-Akbar commit murder, create misery and subject others to suffering! Tell me truly who is to blame for your misdeeds? Your god who orders genocide, plunder and destruction, or you who do these things in Gods name? Or both?

    You, who have spent all your days in brutality and barbarity, have now come out of your desolate deserts resolved to teach, by the blade and by conquest, the worship of God to a people who have for thousands of years been civilized and have relied on culture and knowledge and art as mighty edifices.

    What have you, in the name of your Allah-u-Akbar, taught these armies of Islam besides destruction and pillage and murder that you now presume to summon others to your god?

    Today, my people’s fortunes have changed. Their armies, who were subjects of Ahura Mazada, have now been defeated by the Arab armies of Allah-u-Akbar. And they are being forced, at the point of the sword, to convert to the god by the name of Allah-u-Akbar. And are forced to offer God prayers five times a day but now in Arabic; since apparently your Allah-u-Akbar only understands Arabic.

    I advise you to return to your lizard infested deserts. Do not let loose upon our cities your cruel barbarous Arabs who are like rabid animals. Refrain from the murder of my people. Refrain from pillaging my people. Refrain from kidnapping our daughters in the name of your Allah-u-Akbar. Refrain from these crimes and evils.

    We Persians are a forgiving people, a kind and well-meaning people. Wherever we go, we sow the seeds of goodness, amity and righteousness. And this is why we have the capacity to overlook the crimes and the misdeeds of your Arabs.

    Stay in your desert with your Allah-u-Akbar, and do not approach our cities; for horrid is your belief and brutish is your conduct.

    sign,
    Yazdgird III Sassanid

  21. How would you feel if somone starts puting tanks rockets bombs in your neighbors backyard for you to see which could explode any minute and the person who is doing it is known to be aggressive ..any one ???

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