Iran’s Rouhani stands by moderate ally Zarif after surprise resignation

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert/File Photo

DUBAI/GENEVA (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held back from accepting the resignation of his foreign minister on Tuesday, standing by a moderate ally long targeted by hardliners in internal factional struggles over a 2015 nuclear deal with the West. The minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif – a U.S.-educated veteran diplomat who helped craft the pact […]

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