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Netanyahu welcomes Iran FM’s resign

Javad Zarif announced his resignation as Iran's foreign minister on Monday.
26.02.2019 - 16:25

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed the resignation of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.


“Zarif is gone. Good riddance,” Netanyahu said in a tweet on Tuesday. “As long as I am here, Iran will never acquire nuclear weapons,” he added.

Israel traditionally considers Iran one of the biggest threats to its security.

Javad Zarif

For years, Israel had led a campaign against a 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers.

Zarif announced Monday that he was stepping down in a post on his official Instagram account. No reason for the resignation has been specified.