Zarif is pinning his hopes on his friendship with former US officials in Barak Obama’s administration to undo the current paralysing situation in Iran Camelida Entekhabifard, Thursday 19 Nov 2020 President-elect Joe Biden leaves The Queen theater, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. AP In nearly 60 days from now, Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the new President of the United States — that is if President Trump eventually concedes — and in nearly six months’ time Iran will have its presidential election, due to be held in June 2021. Today, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and President Hassan Rouhani, who foresee the return of the Democrats they had been acquainted with to the White House, found the opportunity – in the short run - to brush aside rival groups in the Iranian political arena. Biden has already signalled the possibility of returning to the nuclear agreement, but contrary to Iran’s wish, he has shown no indication of removing the sanctions that are already in place. Zarif is pinning his hopes on his friendship with former US officials in Barak Obama’s administration to ...read more...