TEHRAN: Iranian Overseas Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was the lead negotiator within the 2015 nuclear deal, introduced his resignation on Instagram on Monday.
“I apologise for my incapacity to proceed serving and for all of the shortcomings throughout my time period in workplace,” Zarif stated in a message posted on his verified Instagram account.
Zarif thanked Iranians and “revered officers” for his or her assist “within the final 67 months”.
The resignation of Iran’s high diplomat was confirmed by an knowledgeable supply; nonetheless, it could solely take impact as soon as President Hassan Rouhani accepts it.
Zarif has served as Rouhani’s overseas minister since August 2013 however he has confronted extreme criticism from hardliners for the reason that US withdrew from the nuclear deal in Could 2018.