Iran Nuclear Talks: U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Put on Leave

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: July 2, 2023; 23:58 ♦ (Vindobona)

The U.S. special envoy to Iran, Robert Malley, was officially placed on leave yesterday, the U.S. State Department announced. He will be replaced by Abram Paley, who will take over the duties for the time being.

Rob Malley is considered one of the architects of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, from which the U.S. withdrew under former President Donald Trump. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons/ International Peace Institute/ CC BY 2.0 (

The ministry did not provide further details on the reasons for the leave. According to U.S. media reports, Malley's handling of sensitive documents is under review, particularly his handling of classified documents, CNN reported, citing anonymous sources. Malley himself…