Two days after quitting from post via Instagram post, Iranian foreign minister rejoins work
Tehran, Feb 28: It was just two days ago that the foreign minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, resigned from his post via a post on Instagram. On Wednesday, he was back to work, as per Iran's state news agency Press TV.
It was reported that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani refused to accept Zarif's resignation saying it would be "against the country's national interests", semi-official Mehr news agency said.
The 60-year-old Zarif who is in office since August 2013 and played a key role in putting into place the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers, thanked his country and the government officials for extending him support in the wake of his announcement made on Monday, February 25.
"I sincerely apologize for the incapacity to continue serving and all the shortcomings during the service," the top diplomat wrote in his resignation letter, adding: "Be happy and upbeat".
He also said in an interview with the semi-official ISNA news agency that he hoped his sudden resignation would act as a "wake up call for restoring the Foreign Ministry to its real and legal position in foreign affairs".