Iran’s foreign minister resigns

Mohammad Javad Zarif_1551128193425

BERLIN, GERMANY – JUNE 27: Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif and German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (not pictured) speak to the media following talks on June 27, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The two men discussed bilateral relations as well as the Iran nuclear agreement, which eases international sanctions against Iran in exchange […]

Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency says Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has resigned.

IRNA cited a spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, confirming Zarif resigned after an Instagram post from the longtime diplomat offered an “apology” for his “inability to continue to his service.”

There was no immediate reason offered for what prompted Zarif’s resignation.

However, the diplomat was the driving force behind Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. That deal is now on the verge of collapse after President Donald Trump withdrew America from the accord last year.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download our news app

Get it on Google Play