Shakeup in Iran’s presidential workplace after leaked tape

Overseas Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. AP Photograph

TEHRAN: Iran‘s president has changed the top of a assume tank that recorded an interview with the nation’s international minister that leaked out this week, a tape that offered a uncommon glimpse into the theocracy’s energy struggles and set off a firestorm in Iran.
Within the recording of the dialog between Overseas Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and an economist on the Strategic Research Heart, the assume tank related to Iran’s presidency, Zarif gives a blunt appraisal of diplomacy and his constricted position within the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s presidency introduced the previous chief of Strategic Research Heart resigned and Ali Rabiei, who already serves because the Cupboard spokesman, would substitute him.
The audio tape, leaked earlier this week to London-based, Farsi-language information channel Iran Worldwide, set off political controversy throughout Iran forward of the nation’s June 18 presidential election. Whereas Zarif has mentioned he doesn’t wish to run within the election, some have instructed him as a possible candidate to face in opposition to hard-liners within the vote.
Zarif’s leaked remarks included reducing references to the bounds of his energy and people of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a high commander in Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard who was killed in a drone strike in Baghdad.
Earlier this week, Zarif expressed remorse that the recording had leaked out because the nation’s president portrayed the breach as an incident meant to derail ongoing talks over the return to Iran’s tattered nuclear cope with world powers.


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