In this Jan. 26, 2021, file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif appears during talks in Moscow. A recording of Zarif offering a blunt appraisal of diplomacy and the limits of power within the Islamic Republic has leaked out publicly.

FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2021, file photo released by the Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif listens during the talks in Moscow, Russia. A recording of Iran’s foreign minister offering a blunt appraisal of diplomacy and the limits of power within the Islamic Republic has leaked out publicly, providing a rare look inside the country’s theocracy. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP, File)