Zarif Selected as 2015 Person of the Year in Political Risk

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A world leading online publication introduced Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as 2015 Person of the Year in Political Risk.

محمد جواد ظریف

Global Risk Insights (GRI) released a report early on Friday, saying, “2015 has been an exciting year regarding political risk. There have been political upheavals throughout the globe and many a region marred by violence. However, looking positively on the international scene the Iranian nuclear deal on the 14th of July between Iran and the P5+1 stands out as the most important and influential event that has occurred this year.”

“Through skilled diplomacy and tough negotiation, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has brought Iran out of the cold and back into the international community,” the report added.

The statement further added that although it is significantly early to say whether the deal will be a complete success, Zarif’s skilled diplomacy and rhetoric has allowed Iran and the United States to come to the table and negotiate a deal and remove anti-Tehran sanctions.

GRI selected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it 2014 person of the year in political risk.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany- also known as P5+1 or E3+3) finalized the text of a lasting deal, known as the JCPOA, on Tehran’s nuclear program in Vienna on July 14.

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