Iran Appoints New Spokespersons for Government, Foreign Ministry
- August, 28, 2013 - 14:20
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed a new spokesperson for the government, while in an unprecedented move, the foreign minister has chosen a woman as the spokesperson of the ministry.
President Hassan Rouhani, on Wednesday, appointed Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, who also serves as vice-president for supervision and strategic affairs as the spokeman of his administration.
In another development, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif decided on Tuesday to give the job of the spokesperson to a woman, Marziyeh Afkham, the first Iranian woman ever to be appointed as the country’s foreign ministry spokesperson.
Marzie Afkham also serves as the head of public diplomacy of Iran’s ministry of foreign affairs.
Hassan Rouhani’s administration, dubbed prudence and hope, is Iran’s 11th administration after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
President Rouhani took the oath of office before the parliament as the country’s seventh president on August 4, after endorsement of his presidency by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei a day earlier.