Iran’s Rouhani Stands by Zarif After Surprise Resignation

Javad Zarif

DUBAI/GENEVA (Reuters) – President Hassan Rouhani stood behind one of his highest profile allies in Iran’s moderate faction on Tuesday, holding back from accepting the resignation of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, which an ally blamed on criticism of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Trump Officials, Congress Draw Battle Lines as Fight Over Iran Heats Up

U.S. Capitol

Officials inside the Trump administration have been pursuing policies that would leave large parts of the nuclear deal with Iran in place, including limiting the amount of pressure placed on Tehran through financial and oil sanctions, according to multiple sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about a growing inter-agency battle.