Iran's Rouhani Rejects Resignation of Ally Zarif
According to Reuters, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held back from accepting the resignation of his foreign minister on Tuesday.
The minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif, gave no reason for his decision to quit when he announced it on Instagram on Monday.
An ally of Zarif said his resignation was motivated by criticism of the nuclear accord, under increasingly intense fire in Iran since the United States abandoned it last year.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry reiterated that Rouhani had not accepted Zarif’s resignation.