Feb 26, 2019 07:11 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Oct 04, 2019 12:00 Asia/Tehran]
  • Zarif's resignation due to lack of coordination in following protocol by President's office

Media sources in Iran are saying the reason for the sudden resignation of the foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, is lack of coordination in following protocol by the Presidential Office.

Iran Press/Iran news: Reports of Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif's unexpected resignation filled media headlines on Monday night, and speculations about the resignation proliferated.


President's office rejects reports of Zarif's resignation 

Meanwhile, the Head of Presidential Office Mahmoud Vaezi in a message rejected news reports that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's resignation had been accepted by President Rouhani.

In the wake of Zarif's resignation, some media reported that his request had been accepted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Zarif wrote late on Monday in Instagram page that he had resigned from his post, according to an Iran Press report.

Earlier, deputy spokesman of Foreign Ministry Seyyed Abbas Mousavi in an interview with IRNA confirmed the originality of his Instagram post and resignation of the foreign minister.

Congratulating the auspicious birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra (peace be upon her), Mother's Day in Iran, Zarif appreciated the Iranian nation for their nobleness.

He also apologized for his 'inability to continue his service'. He also apologized for the many shortcomings and deficiencies during his tenure. 103/211


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