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Journal of Middle Eastern Politics & Policy

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Podcast: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Resigns, Algerians Protest President Bouteflika Fifth Term

In this week’s podcast, we discuss the attempted resignation of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and the growing protests in Algeria against President Bouteflika’s proposed fifth term. In Iran, Zarif announced his resignation in a February 25th Instagram post, but President Rouhani insists that Zarif keep his job after widespread support for the Foreign Minister’s performance. In Algeria, protests continue to swell to hundreds of thousands as Algerians denounce President Bouteflika’s plans to run for a fifth term in office despite his ill-health.

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Resigns:

Algeria Protests: