• News
  • People

Iran's Zarif signs Armenia deals, continuing duties

Iran's Zarif signs Armenia deals, continuing duties

In a ceremony broadcast live on state TV, Zarif signed two agreements to expand cooperation between Iran and Armenia, Reuters said.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected on Wednesday the resignation of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, standing by a moderate ally long targeted by hardliners in internal factional struggles over a 2015 nuclear deal with the West.

Zarif thanked the Iranian nation and government officials on Wednesday for their support in the wake of his announcement.

"Evidence shows that there was no objective behind Mr. Zarif's absence at this meeting, and I should emphasize that he is the main person in charge of the Islamic Republic of Iran's foreign policy as the Foreign Minister", the commander stressed.

Earlier, a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said Zarif still enjoyed the support of Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The US-educated veteran diplomat helped craft the pact that curbed Iran's nuclear program in return for sanctions relief.

The pointman for Iran's engagement in Syria and Iraq, where it has played a major role in training paramilitaries for both countries' successful campaigns against the jihadists of the Islamic State group, said Zarif was in full charge of Iranian foreign policy. However, it came after Zarif was not present for a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday.

Almiron Shines in Home Debut as Newcastle Beats 10-Man Huddersfield
The bet which tempts me in is the 8/5 on offer about the game being goalless at half time ( under 0.5 first-half goals ). One change for Burnley as well. "It's not the priority- the priority is Huddersfield and getting the points to stay up".

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, welcomed Zarif's departure.

Pressure has also mounted on Zarif since President Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and reinstalled sanctions, the BBC reports.

Soleimani blasted the "enemies' glee" and said it would have no effect on Iran's determination to "safeguard its national interests and the glorious victory of the Islamic resistance front".

It remains unclear what sparked Zarif's resignation.

Zarif is a key ally of Rouhani and has also enjoyed good relations with the European Union.

Over the last two days, India and Pakistan have ordered air strikes against one another, the first time in history that two nuclear-armed powers have done so, while ground forces have exchanged fire in more than a dozen locations.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

Breaking News



Recommended

Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos and Team Detained in Venezuela During Maduro Interview

When they finally did have a chance to chat with Maduro, he apparently "didn't like" their questions. Coronell tweeted that he had spokmen with Ramos, who told him that he and his team had been freed.

Oscars 2019: Regina King wins best supporting actress for 'Beale Street'

But one family member in Cincinnati is certain about who will win " Best Supporting Actress ". Chris Evans escorting Oscar-winner Regina King onto the stage so she doesn't trip.

Huawei Mate X: Price, Release Date and More

The other differentiating factor is of course the $2,600 price-tag, which asks $600 more than the Samsung equivalent. Compared to Samsung the new Huawei's Mate X has a larger screen and when closed, the device is thinner and flatter.

Don't stand in way of justice for abuse victims, churchgoers told

Before it started, some victims' groups said the conference was an attempt to cleanse the image of the 1.3 billion-member church. Among them was Alberto Athie of Mexico, one of the original accusers of the pedophile founder of the Legion of Christ, the Rev.

As protests intensify, Maduro's blockade has begun to falter in Venezuela

The collapse in global energy prices, corruption and failed socialist policies have left oil-rich Venezuela's economy in shambles. In a response statement Friday, Microsoft said it appreciated workers' input but will continue working with the military .

Ravens awarded third-round compensatory draft pick for Ryan Jensen

The 49ers were officially awarded a compensatory pick for the loss of outside linebacker Aaron Lynch last offseason. In recent years, the team also lost players in free agency who would go on to sign big contracts elsewhere.

Disgruntled Tories must join us too, urges Chuka Umunna

How that would translate into seats would depend on where the votes were cast and how many Independent Group MPs were running. A by-election is forced if the petition is signed by 10% of constituents - usually around 7,000 people - within six weeks.

The Galaxy Buds Are Samsung's Attempt To One Up The AirPods

That's the phones out the way, but handsets aren't all Samsung has unveiled, as we've also seen the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active . They will also offer customer support and assistance - including walk-in fix - for smartphones and other Samsung products.

Thomas seizes Riviera lead as Woods surges

Woods got to 6 under par through seven holes, but he will need to get up and down for a par from 30 feet at the par-5 17th. Although golf has traditionally been more focused on finesse over fitness, this may well come down to a strongman contest.

NBA All-Star Game Takeaways: Durant leads big Team LeBron comeback

Checking into Sunday's game with 56 seconds left in the first quarter, Nowitzki needed just 22 seconds to drain a 3-pointer. On the biggest stage of the weekend, here are six moments with Carolina connections during the All-Star Game.