Iran’s FM affirms right to execute gays and blasts U.S. and Israel

The Jerusalem Post reports: “In response to questions today in Tehran from a reporter for the mass circulation German paper Bild, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated his country’s lethal homophobic law and its opposition to the Jewish state and the US.

Paul Ronzheimer, a reporter for the Bild, wrote on Twitter that he asked Zarif two questions: ‘1. Where do you stand regarding Israel’s right to exist? 2. How do you deal with the executions of gays?’

Ronzheimer wrote that Zarif answered: ‘The problem is the aggressive policies of Israel and the USA.’

Regarding Iran’s execution of gays, Zarif said that: ‘Our society has moral principles, and according to these principles we live. These are moral principles regarding the behavior of people in general. And that’s because the law is upheld and you abide by laws.’…”

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