Outgoing Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he’ll be leaving diplomacy to pursue a new career in teaching and research.
After four decades of diplomacy, I move on to full-time teaching and research.
I'll continue to pursue and promote global understanding and encourage "positive-sum" dialog—based on empathy, mutual respect and equal footing.
Looking forward to continuing the exchange of views. pic.twitter.com/QZb0nuaFqX
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) August 24, 2021
Zarif’s successor is the Revolutionary Guards-aligned Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.