Mystery surrounds Mohammad Javad Zarif’s ‘resignation’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (photo credit: REUTERS/KHALID AL MOUSILY)

 

According to a report, there are other diplomats who will resign if Zarif indeed leaves the foreign ministry.

A day after Mohammad Javad Zarif announced his resignation on Instagram, the foreign minister of Iran is receiving support from members of parliament amid calls for the president not to accept his decision. Continue reading

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras resigns and calls for snap election

Pass the baton to another candidate running in the same race to give sovereignty over to Germany. It’s clear now that Tsipras never wanted a Grexit and was banking on the public voting “yes” in the referendum, which is precisely why he went against 61% of the public’s will. It backfired and now he has to get out and let the next PM handle the next phase in Greece’s planned capitulation. You don’t make mistakes like these because you’re dumb, rather, they’re calculated. Now he’s ducking out before he can receive any more blame and the ensuing chaos on the streets when the pensions are wiped out.

The next candidate will play to the public, say it’s all Tsipras’ fault, yet still run the nation in the same direction — just as it is in America with the Bush, Clinton and Obama administrations. In Russia today, for example, it’s more apparent. The FSB (KGB) runs all opposition. No matter what candidate wins, the FSB still wins.

Come September, we’ll see if the Greek people want to fool themselves and throw themselves under the bus again.

 

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras announces his resignation and calls for an early election, likely held in September

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, handed in his resignation and called a snap election on Thursday night, saying he had a “moral obligation” to lay his actions before the judgment of the nation.

Mr Tsipras made the drastic move amid an internal rebellion in which he lost the support of around a third of MPs within his Left-wing Syriza party, robbing him of a guaranteed parliamentary majority.

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US Navy’s Acting No. 2 Official Forced Out

Acting US Navy Undersecretary Robert Martinage, the department’s No. 2, has resigned under pressure, sources confirmed for Defense News.

Martinage, whose permanent position had been deputy Navy undersecretary for plans, policy, oversight and integration, had been performing the duties of the undersecretary since Robert Work resigned last May to take a position with the Center for a New American Security, a Washington think tank.

The Navy in a statement said Navy Secretary Ray Mabus asked for Martinage to resign “following a loss of confidence in Martinage’s abilities to effective perform his duties.” Continue reading

Catholic Church Has New Pope; White Smoke Rises

Live video feed of the “Vatican Smoke Cam”:

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals elected a new pope to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics on Wednesday, overcoming deep divisions to select the 266th pope in a remarkably fast conclave.

The pope, whose identity isn’t yet known, is due to emerge from the loggia overlooking St. Peter’s Square to deliver his first words as the Bishop of Rome. Continue reading

Pope Benedict XVI in shock resignation

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as the head of the Catholic Church, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85.

The unexpected development – the first papal resignation in nearly 600 years – surprised governments, Vatican-watchers and even his closest aides.

The Vatican says it expects a new Pope to be elected before Easter. Continue reading