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Iran's Foreign Minister announces resignation
2019-02-26 10:22:37

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said he is stepping down, in a surprise announcement posted to his Instagram account. Iran's state-run news agency IRNA confirmed the news. 

He apologized for "shortcomings" during his time in government.

He also begged pardon for his incapability of continuing his services.

The 59-year-old was educated in the US and holds a PhD in international law from the University of Denver.

He has served as Iran's ambassador to the UN and became foreign minister in 2013 after President Hassan Rouhani was elected.