Official who negotiated nuclear deal condemns ‘deadly poison’ of political infighting
The Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has unexpectedly tendered his resignation, condemning what he described as the “deadly poison” of infighting among Iran’s parties and factions.
The veteran diplomat broke the news of his departure in an Instagram post on Monday night, prompting a fall in the Iranian stock exchange and a rearguard action by reformists, who called on Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, to refuse to accept his resignation.
We note @JZarif’s resignation. We’ll see if it sticks. Either way, he and @HassanRouhani are just front men for a corrupt religious mafia. We know @khamenei_ir makes all final decisions. Our policy is unchanged—the regime must behave like a normal country and respect its people.
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