Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks in Prague on November 11, 2016.Photo: AFP/Michal Cizek
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks in Prague on November 11, 2016. Photo: AFP/Michal Cizek

The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to keep the oil and foreign ministers, two of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani’s key members of cabinet, in their posts.

Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has been credited with the boost in Iran’s crude-oil output since many global sanctions were lifted last year and with a multibillion-dollar deal with France’s Total to develop South Pars, the world’s largest gas field.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was Iran’s lead negotiator in the landmark 2015 agreement in which Western powers agreed to rescind sanctions on the Islamic Republic in exchange for curbs on its disputed nuclear program.