Zarif tweets: Constructive engagement with world will continue

IRNA – Iran’s reinstated Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday tweeted that his endorsement by the Iranian lawmakers means that the country is to go on with its positive interaction with the world.

“Honored to be confirmed by the representatives of our people: affirmation that Iran’s constructive engagement with the world will continue,” he tweeted after winning the ‘Yes’ vote from the Iranian MPs on Sunday.

Zarif was among 16 other proposed ministers who received the vote of confidence from the Iranian lawmakers to serve in the 18-member cabinet of President Rouhani in his second term.

Habibollah Bitaraf, the 17th proposed minister, failed to win the confidence of the Iranian lawmakers for serving as the country’s minister of energy.

After five days of marathon debates, the Iranian parliament decided about members of the country’s 12th cabinet while the posts for two ministries of Energy and Science, Research and Technology are yet to be decided.