Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s Foreign Minister, has congratulated Antonio Guterres on his successful election as the new UN Secretary General whilst expressing his hope that he would find peaceful solutions to Syria and Yemen, and fighting extremism.

“At the critical time that you will assume the leadership of… [the UN], it is imperative that the United Nations engage in the crucial fight against all aspects of violent extremism and play effectively and efficiently its part in efforts towards finding peaceful and locally-owned solutions for the ongoing crises in Yemen and Syria,” read part of Zarif’s congratulatory message to the new UN chief.

PressTV reported that the top Iranian diplomat also pointed to last year’s nuclear agreement between the Islamic Republic and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia – plus Germany, hoping that 67-year-old Guterres would play an active role in supporting the full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which resolved the long-running dispute over the Iranian nuclear program.

“Following the fruition of the JCPOA on Iran’s nuclear file, which enhanced hope in our region, we look forward to the United Nations, under your guidance, to help and follow up on the full implementation of the deal in its entirety by all parties,” the Iranian foreign minister’s message pointed out.

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I do hope so, but I fear it’s just wishful thinking unless serious pressure ain’t applied on KSA, Qatar and Turkey. Although they have calmed down since Rouhani is prez, Iranian regime has pretty extreme ideology too, even if less extreme than wahhabism or salafism, many hardliners are still very powerful….