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Iran's Nuclear Advisor Resigns

Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani resigned Saturday, according to CNN.

Larijani was considered one of the more moderate people involved in the ongoing dispute over Iran's nuclear policies. His resignation may make negotiations with more radical President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad quite a bit more difficult. Iran has been accused of secretly trying to develop nuclear weapons by enriching uranium that they continually claim to be for energy purposes.

The was conflict between Larijani and Ahmadinejad stemmed from a struggle for power after Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dies, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. said, according to CNN.

Larijani had reportedly requested resignation several times before the president accepted it. He resigned in order to pursue other political activities, according to the Iranian government spokesman Gholamhossein Elham, reported the New York Times.