February 26, 2019 / 8:12 AM / 22 days ago

Israel's Netanyahu says 'good riddance' after Iran's FM Zarif quits

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem February 24, 2019. Abir Sultan/Pool via REUTERS

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced satisfaction on Tuesday over the resignation of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

“Zarif has gone. Good riddance. As long as I am here, Iran will not have nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said on Twitter.

Reporting by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Jeffrey Heller

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