The Iraqi government spokesman, Ahmad Mulla Talal, has resigned from his position, nearly six months after taking office.
Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi appointed Mr Talal weeks after taking office in May. He is the first official in Mr Al Kadhimi’s government to resign since taking office in May.
Mr Talal is a seasoned journalist who presented TV talk shows on different Iraqi satellite channels after the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
Mr Al Kadhimi “seeks to achieve an ambitious project with a loyal, enthusiastic, and bold team who have his own understanding of reality, but I had a different understanding,” Mr Talal wrote on his Twitter feed.
“I will continue serving my country from another place and field,” he said.
Speculations on his resignation surfaced after the country’s culture minister gave the weekly Cabinet press conference on Tuesday but no further details have since been given.