Conservative press outlets in Iran have gone to town with publishing political cartoons on the maladies of Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the two lead negotiators in the nuclear talks. Kerry, who broke his leg in a bicycle crash on May 31 in Switzerland, is recovering from surgery in a Boston hospital. And Zarif reportedly missed a conference in Tehran on June 2 due to back and leg problems that necessitated a hospital visit. Zarif’s back pain, a recurring issue, previously left him a wheelchair during nuclear talks in Geneva in 2013. The following is a roundup of recent cartoons.
Conservative Iran cartoon mocking Zarif's latest back injury, says done 2 put talks at equal level after Kerry injury pic.twitter.com/ZFoEJKA6EQ— Arash Karami (@thekarami) June 2, 2015
Obama: “Hi John! How are the talks going?”
Kerry: “Don’t worry Barack! We are on the right path (shortly before going off the road).”