Iran nuclear negotiator quits
News 24 – July 6, 2005
The prospect of a full-on conflict with a nuclear Iran has suddenly moved a step closer with the resignation of Hasan Rowhani. The head of the Iranian delegation involved in tense negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, was appointed by Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, who lost his seat in the recent Iranian presidential elections and who was suspected by some of being open to approaches by Western Oligarch's like the Rothschilds. Ed.
Iran's top nuclear negotiator has resigned, the state news agency reported on Wednesday.
This raises the prospect that the country's hard-line president will put forward a new team for fragile talks with the Europeans over the controversial nuclear programme.
Hasan Rowhani submitted his resignation to the outgoing president, the Islamic Revolution News Agency reported.
The new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is due to be inaugurated early next month.
Rowhani was also the secretary of the powerful supreme national security council and has been at the head of negotiations with Europe.
He had expressd support for Ahmadinejad's more moderate opponent, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, in last month's presidential elections.
Last updated 07/07/2005