Ali Larijani resigned from his post as top nuclear negotiator. Although there is much initial speculation over his resignation, no clear reasons have been given. His successor is a newcomer Saeid Jalili.
As secretary of Iran’s supreme National Security Council, Larijani led talks with the European Union over the Iranian nuclear programme, refusing to offer any concessions despite mounting pressure from the West.
He also made important statements on the situation in Iraq and was the prime behind-the-scenes mover in the diplomatic crisis with London over the 15 British sailors captured by Iran in March.
In short, he was Iran’s man for all crises.
Irancove @ October 20, 2007