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26 February 2019 - 17:24
160 Iran MPs call for FM to stay in cabinet

About 160 members of Majlis (Iranian Parliament) signed a letter to President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday, asking for Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to continue his job, said the spokesman for Majlis' National Security and Foreign Policy on Tuesday.

The parliamentarians are collecting more signatures to persuade President Rouhani not to accept Zarif's resignation, said Ali Najafi-Khoshroo.

President Rouhani is yet to make his decision whether to accept the resignation or not. 

In an Instagram post on Monday, Zarif announced that he was stepping down. 

Congratulating the auspicious birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh (AS), Day of Mother in Iran, Zarif in his post appreciated the Iranian nation for their nobleness.

He also begged pardon for his incapability of continuing his services and all probable deficiencies during his tenure.

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