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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a joint press conference  on March 9, 2014 in Tehran.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a joint press conference on March 9, 2014 in Tehran.

Zarif’s Facebook Fame Proves Fickle

Iran’s poetry-quoting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is finding that Facebook friends can be fickle. Last year, Zarif, who has 858,000 fans, was lauded for his Facebook diplomacy, sharing his insights and even itinerary of his overseas online as nuclear...

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EU foreign policy chief's spokesperson Michael Mann briefs media outside a hotel during talks over Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on Nov. 21, 2013.

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EU foreign policy chief's spokesperson Michael Mann briefs media outside a hotel during talks over Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on Nov. 21, 2013.

Kerry, Party of 50? Geneva Shuffle

As Iranian foreign ministry officials wrestle with delegates from six world powers — Britain, China, France, Russia, the U.S. and Germany — to find an agreement to slow down Iran’s nuclear program in return for sanctions relief, about 50 journalists...

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EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speak surrounded by bodyguards after a final press conference closing third day of talks on Iran's nuclear program, on November 10, 2013 in Geneva.

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EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speak surrounded by bodyguards after a final press conference closing third day of talks on Iran's nuclear program, on November 10, 2013 in Geneva.

Iranian Talks Appeasement: Iranian Newspaper

TEHRAN TICKER: Just as Iran’s Facebook-savvy Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is getting ready to resume nuclear discussions with five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) in Geneva later this week, he is facing accusations that...

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference closing two days of closed-door nuclear talks on October 16, 2013 in Geneva.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference closing two days of closed-door nuclear talks on October 16, 2013 in Geneva.

Facebook Diplomacy: Fighting Rumi with Whitman?

Facebook diplomacy between Iran and the U.S. is all the rage. First,  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denied that details of his country’s nuclear deal with world powers had been leaked in a Facebook post. An article in Washington-based...

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif a press conference closing two days of closed-door nuclear talks on October 16, 2013 in Geneva.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif a press conference closing two days of closed-door nuclear talks on October 16, 2013 in Geneva.

(Back-)Painstaking Nuclear Talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in a wheel chair to a press conference at the end of talks with the world powers on resolving the dispute over the country’s nuclear program. Zarif, still suffering from back pain after...

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EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton, left, speaks with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif prior the start of two days of closed-door nuclear talks on October 15, 2013 at the United Nations offices in Geneva.

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EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton, left, speaks with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif prior the start of two days of closed-door nuclear talks on October 15, 2013 at the United Nations offices in Geneva.

Iranians at Nuclear Talks Briefing Press — Only Their Own

Iranian diplomats at Geneva for talks with world powers over the nation’s nuclear program have taken to giving midnight briefings, but only to their own media — including a couple of reformist newspapers’ journalists. The Iranian delegation arrived with a...

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif leaves a meeting of the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, on Sept. 26, 2013.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif leaves a meeting of the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, on Sept. 26, 2013.

Twitter Diplomacy, Facebook Friending: Iran, U.S., U.K. Engage

The new Iranian government, which took office only in August, is waging an asymmetric diplomatic battle against the West. Outnumbered and isolated over its nuclear program and support for Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad, Iran’s new leaders have taken to the world...

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif walks to a meeting of the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, on Sept. 26, 2013.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif walks to a meeting of the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, on Sept. 26, 2013.

Zarif’s Facebook Diplomacy Blossoms

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who has added more than 100,000 new fans to his Facebook page in the past week — topping 348,000 — is pressing on with social media diplomacy. His Facebook page contains not only photographs...

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