May 20, 2014 | The New Yorker

The Adversary: Is Iran’s nuclear negotiator, Javad Zarif, for real?

“There are worse Islamic revolutionaries out there, but, make no mistake, he’s an Islamic revolutionary,” Reuel Marc Gerecht, a former C.I.A. officer and now a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told me. “He understands the Islamic revolution as being incompatible with the United States. Only in the Byzantine world of revolutionary politics do the differences between Zarif and what some call hardliners gain importance.”


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