Iran’s FM targeted by Vile trolls for promoting YouTube video on Instagram

Iran’s FM targeted by Vile trolls for promoting YouTube video on Instagram
# 30 August 2019 01:00 (UTC +04:00)

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is known for being a confident social media user, using Twitter to promote his country’s diplomatic stance. But he has made some of his followers uncomfortable by inviting them to watch a video on YouTube, a platform which is currently banned in his country, APA reports citing Sputniknews.

Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif got an ambiguous reception from his online followers, after he invited them via Instagram to watch his TED talk on YouTube, without taking into consideration the fact that both online platforms are banned in Iran.

The TED talk format usually features a prolonged discussion on philosophical, cultural or scientific matters and Mr. Zarif shared his thoughts about “four mistakes in our negotiations we need to be aware of” at the Amirkabir University in Tehran earlier in August.

After giving the lecture, Zarif then used his Instagram account, which has more than 700,000 followers, to share a screenshot from his speech, as well as the link to a YouTube video followed by a comment “Greetings from Beijing; after a few months, TED released my speech at Amirkabir University. Friends who would like to be able to see movies should use the following address.”

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