Iranian foreign minister resigns

Mohammed Javad Zarif announces his resignation as Iranian foreign minister over social media.

Gary Willig ,

Mohammad Javad Zarif
Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif announced his resignation Monday.

"I am apologizing you for all the shortcomings ... in the past years during my time as foreign minister ... I thank the Iranian nation and officials," he said.

Zarif has been a vocal critic of Israel and the United States. Last week, he stated that he could not 'rule out' a war with the Jewish State. Yesterday, he warned US President Donald Trump that he would be "surprised" by Iran's response to US sanctions.