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Iran: Leadership division becomes clearer as Iranian Foreign Minister attempts to resign

By INU Staff

INU- In an unexpected announcement on his Instagram page, the Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif announced that he is stepping down from his position. He said that he was sorry for the "shortcomings" that occurred during his time in office.

Circumstances of Iran Foreign Minister’s Brief Resignation May Remain Unexplained

By Mahmoud Hakamian

The controversy surrounding Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s surprise resignation ended almost as quickly as it began, when President Hassan Rouhani rejected the announcement, declaring that Zarif’s departure would not be in the interest of the country. This sentiment was expressed in a letter that Rouhani presented on Wednesday, approximately 36 hours after Zarif made the Instagram post describing his supposed intention to step down.

Zarif Resignation

By Edward Carny

On Tuesday, less than a day after Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s surprise announcement, via Instagram, of his resignation, more details came to light which potentially explained his decision. These details were accompanied by extensive speculation regarding the circumstances and potential consequences of the move, which had not yet been formalized and may not actually result in Zarif’s departure from his position as the nation’s top diplomat.

Iranian Authorities’ Conduct Unchanged Despite Officials’ Promises

By INU Staff

INU- According to opponents of Iran’s theocratic regime, the country has witnessed a dramatic upsurge in sociopolitical unrest over roughly the past year.

Iran’s Conflict Over Negotiations with US

By INU Staff

INU- Chairman of the Security and Foreign Relations Committee in the Majlis, Iran’s Parliament, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh discussed his ideas regarding negotiations with the United States. “I believe that after the great February 11th demonstration [the anniversary of 1979 Revolution], by conducting a policy that combines anti-corruption reforms and constructive management inside [the country] with constructive engagement with the world except for the U.S, we can gradually create a situation that the U.S. approaches negotiations with Iran,” he said.

Iran General speaks out against FATF

By INU Staff

INU- A high-ranking general has become the latest in a series of Iranian officials, mostly linked to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s faction, to speak out against Iran joining the international body combating money laundering and terrorist financing, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

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