Reuters withdraws report on Rouhani rejecting Zarif’s resignation

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Reuters initially published and then withdrew its report on the Iranian President’s rejection of his Foreign Minister’s resignation, which was based on an Instagram post by a fan account.

"Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has rejected the resignation of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, according to a post on Rouhani’s Instagram account on Tuesday," Reuters reported.

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Reuters later issued a withdrawal of its report. “The story on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejecting his foreign minister's resignation is wrong and is withdrawn. The Instagram account cited is run by his supporters and is not his official account,” Reuters said in a statement.

This is an updated story.

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