A handout picture provided by the office of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on April 14, 2018, shows him (C) and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani (L) arriving for a ceremony in Tehran. "AFP PHOTO / HO / KHAMENEI.IR"
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A top Iranian environment official, who symbolized government efforts to encourage expat Iranians to return home, has quit just seven months into his job, sources said Monday.The resignation of Kaveh Madani, who was a young professor at London's Imperial College before returning to Iran in September 2017, followed reports of mounting conservative pressure against him.On Monday a colleague of Madani confirmed reports that he had resigned while out of the country.The water expert's departure comes as Iran suffers from years of drought, which has devastated its agriculture.
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