Mohammad Javad Zarif (Zarif, Iran, government, foreign policy )

Mohammad Javad Zarif, born 7 January 1960, is an Iranian career diplomat and academic. He has been foreign minister of Iran since 2013. During his tenure as foreign minister, he led the Iranian negotiation with P5+1 countries which produced the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on 14 July 2015, lifting the economic sanctions against Iran on 16 January 2016.