Friday, 28 January 2022

Iranian FM Zarif announces his resignation

TEHRAN: The Iranian parliament will debate on the resignation at Tuesday’s session, a source in the parliament told Sputnik.

“I am apologizing you for all the shortcomings […] in the past years during my time as foreign minister […] I thank the Iranian nation and officials”, Zarif said as quoted by Reuters.

“Many thanks for the generosity of the dear and brave people of Iran and its authorities over the past 67 months. I sincerely apologize for the inability to continue the service and for all the shortcomings during the service. Be happy and worthy”, Zarif wrote in his Instagram blog.

According to Reuters, citing Tasnim news agency, some local sources familiar with the matter have confirmed Zarif’s resignation, however, it was not immediately clear whether Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would accept it.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Seyed Abbas Moussavi also confirmed Zarif’s resignaiton, according to the Fars news agency.

According to a source, the Iranian parliament will debate on the resignation of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at Tuesday’s session. “The Iranian parliament will discuss the issue of Zarif’s resignation during Tuesday’s session”, the source said.

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