In a December 9, 2020 interview with Arman TV, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif used an antisemitic term for Jews – jahood in Persian.
To view the clip of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif on MEMRI TV, click here or below.
A few days later, he attempted to cover up his statement with a dishonest attack on MEMRI. On December 16, he tweeted: "MEMRI has sunk to a new low in taking my prejorative [sic] usage of a word to accuse me of Antisemitism..."
Twitter.com/JZarif/status/1339253335480799237, December 16, 2020.
Foreign Minister Zarif is lying about Iran's positions on Jews and Israel. The MEMRI archives are full of research proving that the Iranian regime and its leaders are antisemitic and call openly for the annihilation of Israel.
The Iranian Regime's Antisemitism
Special Dispatch No. 7914, Antisemitism In Iran – Part I: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Denies That Iran Is Antisemitic, February 26, 2019
Inquiry & Analysis No. 1499, Antisemitism In Iran – Part II: Supreme Leader Associate Mehdi Taeb In Lecture Series On The Jews: Your Greatest Sworn Enemy The Jews; If The Spearhead Is Aimed At The Jews, The World Will Be Freed, January 27, 2020
Inquiry & Analysis No. 1514, Iranian Regime Marks Qods Day 2020 With Antisemitism, Blood Libels, And Calls For Destruction Of Israel, May 21, 2020
The Iranian Regime Calls For Annihilation Of Israel
Inquiry & Analysis No. 1441, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei Announces The Goals Of 'The Second Phase Of The Islamic Revolution' For The Next 40 Years: 'The Challenge Is Mighty Iran's Presence At The Borders Of The Zionist Regime', February 13, 2019
Special Dispatch No. 7844, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif's Claim That Iran Does Not Seek Israel's Destruction Is A Blatant Lie (Part I) – Including Statements By Iranian Leader Khamenei On The Need To Destroy Israel, January 14, 2019
Special Dispatch No. 7682, Israel's Eradication – An Ideological And Practical Goal Of Iran's Islamic Revolution Regime, September 25, 2018
Special Dispatch No. 7554, IRGC Deputy Commander Salami On Qods Day 2018: 'We Are Creating Might In Lebanon – Because We Want To Fight The Enemy From There With All Our Strength', July 5, 2018
Following are statements by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Iranian regime officials demonstrating their antisemitism and their calls for Israel's annihilation:
Antisemitism In Iran
Special Dispatch No. 7758, At Antisemitic Conference In Tehran, Iranian Presidency Official Denies Holocaust: 'In Fact, We Do Show Antisemitic Behavior, And If We Are Not Doing Something Against The Jews, We Feel Bad – It Is Part Of Our Culture', November 12, 2018
Special Dispatch No. 6759, Khamenei Associate Mehdi Taeb: 'The Jews... Are The Only Ones Who Need Weapons Of Mass Destruction In Order To Rule The World – Because There Are 1.4 Billion Muslims And None Of Them Agree To Jewish Supremacy', January 27, 2017
Special Dispatch No. 6519, Antisemitism – A Rising Theme For Iran's 2016 Qods Day, July 11, 2016
Special Dispatch No. 5288, Iranian Official: The Jews Use Sorcery Against Iran, April 28, 2013
Inquiry and Analysis No. 922, The Image Of The Jew In The Eyes Of Iran's Islamic Regime – Part I: Theological Roots, January 25, 2013
Inquiry and Analysis No. 944, The Image Of The Jew In The Eyes Of Iran's Islamic Regime – Part II: The Blood Libel And 'The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion, March 6, 2013
Inquiry and Analysis No. 963, The Image Of The Jew In The Eyes Of Iran's Islamic Regime – Part III: Dehumanizing Jews In Cartoons Inspired By Classic European Antisemitism, May 1, 2013
Special Dispatch No. 5204, Iranian Officials: The Jews Are Responsible For The Massacre Of Muslims In Myanmar, February 27, 2013
Inquiry & Analysis No. 913, Antisemitic Iranian Articles On Connecticut Shooting: Victims, Shooter Were All Jews; Jewish Shooter's 'Mental Illness' Made Him Hate Others – Like Israeli Leaders Do, December 21, 2012
Special Dispatch No. 4445, Antisemitic Statements, Publications by Iranian Regime, January 25, 2012
Special Dispatch No. 897, Ayatollah Nouri-Hamedani: 'Fight The Jews And Vanquish Them So As To Hasten The Coming Of The Hidden Imam', April 22, 2005
MEMRI TV Clip No. 972, Political Analysts On Iranian TV: The Jews Killed Children And Used Their Blood For Passover, December 20, 2005
Special Dispatch No. 6412, Iranian Journalists: Foreign Minister Zarif Lied To U.S. Media When He Said Iranian Regime, Gov't Have No Connection To Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Contest, May 5, 2016
Special Dispatch No. 6454, Tehran Presents The Winners Of Iran's 2016 Holocaust International Cartoon Contest, June 1, 2016
Special Dispatch No. 6281, For International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Issues Holocaust Denial Video, January 27, 2016
Special Dispatch No. 5948, IRGC-Affiliated News Agency: The Holocaust Lie Is Gradually Being Exposed; Those Who Claim It Happened Will Be Shamed, January 29, 2015
Special Dispatch No. 5450, Criticism In Iran Of Foreign Minister Zarif Tweet Claiming Iran Never Denied The Holocaust, September 18, 2013
MEMRI TV Clips
MEMRI TV Clip No. 3186, Trailer of Newly-Released Antisemitic Iranian Feature Film in Which Jews Build War Machine to Take Over the World, November 8, 2011
MEMRI TV Clip No. 2903, Iranian Website Displays Antisemitic Cartoons about the Holocaust, August 1, 2010
MEMRI TV Clip No. 1412, Antisemitic Musical "Comedy" on Iranian TV, March 23, 2007
MEMRI TV Clip No. 1359, Antisemitic Animated Film on Iranian TV, January 12, 2007
MEMRI TV Clip No. 88, An Iranian Series about Jews and Hollywood Cinema, Steven Spielberg, May 24, 2004