Pompeo: Zarif resignation not to change our policy towards Iran
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington's policy towards Tehran will not change even if Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has resigned.
"We note @JZarif’s resignation," Pompeo said in a Twitter post on Monday. "We’ll see if it sticks… Our policy is unchanged — the regime must behave like a normal country and respect its people."
Pompeo added that, either way, Rouhani and Zarif are simply front men and that Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "makes all final decisions."
Zarif, who has been heading the Iranian Foreign Ministry since 2013, earlier announced via Instagram that he was leaving his post.