Historical Depth

Historical DepthHistorical Depth

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said if Iran and the major powers cannot reach a nuclear accord, it will not be “the end of the world.”  The chief nuclear negotiator made the remark in an interview with the New Yorker published on Monday.   If diplomacy fails, he said, “It won’t be the end of the world. The US will have lost a major opportunity, probably unique. But, for us, our population is accustomed to making necessary sacrifices to preserve its dignity and its rights.”

“It’s not about nationalism or chauvinism. It’s simply about having historical depth. Several years are a brief period in the history of a country with millennia as its depth.”