Asia Abridged Podcast: Iran Foreign Minister's Defiant Message for the U.S.
Mohammad Javad Zarif, the U.S.-educated foreign minister of Iran, engaged in a wide-ranging conversation with Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran last week. In the latest episode of the Asia Abridged podcast, Zarif said that Iran would continue to sell its oil to foreign buyers despite American pressure, offered to negotiate a prisoner exchange with the U.S., and revealed that Iran, the U.S., and Saudi Arabia had negotiated a ceasefire in Yemen in 2015 — only to have Saudi Arabia pull out at the last minute.
Here are more takeaways from Zarif's Asia Society appearance. Watch the entire conversation below: