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Delicate visit to Davos: Iran’s «Avenger» comes to the WEF – and what does Trump do?

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has been invited to Davos – and has agreed how the CH Media editorial team could find out. This is controversial, because Zarif has announced revenge after the killing of the Iranian general Soleimani, and he accuses the United States, which also sends a delegation to the WEF, of “state terrorism”.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (right), here on an archive with the general and intelligence mastermind Quassem Soleimani killed last week.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (right), here on an archive with the general and intelligence mastermind Quassem Soleimani killed last week.

Picture: IRNA

After the execution of General Qassem Soleimani by the United States, Iran vows revenge. This increases the risk of war. In this tense situation of all places, the World Economic Forum (WEF) takes place in two weeks.

In Davos, not only will a top-class US delegation be present, but also Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. On Sunday, the WEF confirmed to the CH Media editorial team that Zarif had been invited and registered. The invitation had been issued before the US attack on Soleimani. The day after the killing, the WEF again contacted the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which agreed to Zarif’s participation. The WEF media office will announce this upon request to add that the situation may change depending on developments.

According to CNN, US President Donald Trump is also planning a trip to Davos

The United States will be represented by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, as well as President daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, who serves as a Middle East delegate. The participation of US President Donald Trump himself is open; According to the TV station CNN, it is considered probable. However, it was said a year ago, but Trump finally canceled the visit to the WEF because of the budget dispute. In 2018, he visited the World Economic Forum and caused a huge stir.

The then Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter (left) with Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at the WEF in January 2016.

The then Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter (left) with Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at the WEF in January 2016.

Picture: Keystone

Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif is one of the regular guests at the WEF. He also met Swiss Federal Councilors several times. In Davos he presented himself as a representative of an open Iran, but after the Soleimani killing he gave the hardliner: This was “state terrorism” and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo an “arrogant clown”.

Zarif also said that the news from the United States that the Swiss envoy gave him after the killing was “stupid”. Switzerland represents the United States’ diplomatic interests in Iran. The Swiss ambassador from Iran was called in yesterday and was informed that Trump’s statements were “hostile”.

Trump had warned the leadership in Tehran of acts of revenge. George Farago, spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs, says only about the convocation of the Swiss ambassador: «As part of the safeguarding of interests between the USA and Iran, a meeting took place in Iran on Sunday. The content is confidential. »

Given the recent development, the WEF, the army and security agencies are facing challenges. Marcus Caduff, President of the Graubünden government’s WEF committee: “We are prepared for all scenarios,” he says to this newspaper. «It simply takes more or less staff. It is not a situation that we cannot cope with. »


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