An Asri Iran editorial by Mehrdad Khadir “A Different Perspective on the Geneva Agreement – We must Clone Zarif!”: Although the agreement achieved in Geneva is a diplomatic agreement whose positive economic and social repercussions might even surpass the diplomatic ones, it can also be analyzed from a different angle and can project onto other internal areas. There is no doubt that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has become a superstar in the Rouhani government…I would like to discuss Javad Zarif but not about his negotiating abilities, smile or diplomatic tact but on the need to clone him in various arenas inside Iran. If we are capable of smiling before those who imposed sanctions on us, why are we sparing our citizens from these smiles? Cloning Zarif in the sense of cloning his smile in society that has not enjoyed such as smile until before the last elections. Cloning Zarif means that the Minister of Guidance will break the ice in its relations with authors and publishers. It means that if Zarif’s handshake with John Kerry did not result in a disaster, nothing will happen if the novel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi The Colonel (book banned from publication inIran but is published in other languages) is published. The cloning of Zarif in the sense that the Interior Minister will move slightly away from his political stance and consider anyone who helped bring Khamenei’s victory and will consider the entire nation. Zarif should be cloned, initially inside the Rouhani government itself, and then among politicians. One can be a politician and still maintain good relations with citizens. Zarif in social affairs is not only a symbol for smiles but has become a symbol of insight. When a host in the broadcasting authority spoke about those “clichés of the enemies’ demands and their evil desires”, Zarif responded calmly: “In any case every country is looking out for its own interests and is trying to protect them. If we do not have differences of opinions, there would be no need for talks.’ Zarif’s clone is not a clone of innocence but of realism. The lifting of the toxins from the political concept. Zarif’s cloning means opening up windows and seeing the world, both good and bad, as it appears to us, and not as it is described by reading newspapers. We must clone Zarif, initially within the government itself, and then among politicians and ultimately in society, a society that has suffered for eight years grand statements instead of the truth, and move away from finesse.
We must clone Zarif in the government, among politicians and in society
- Published: 2 years ago on Tuesday, 26 November 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: November 26, 2013 @ 3:21 pm
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