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Iran appoints first Woman Ambassador since Revolution

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Iran has appointed its first woman ambassador Marzieh Afkham since the 1979 Islamic revolution announced by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced at a ceremony in Tehran.She will be replaced the ministry Jaber Ansari.

Marzieh Afkham

About Marzieh Afkham:

  • Marzieh Afkham is an Iranian diplomat who is the former spokeswoman and head of the Center for Public and Media Diplomacy in Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Marzieh Afkham was currently working as a foreign ministry spokesperson to head its embassy in Malaysia. Afkham was the first woman in the Islamic republic to serve as foreign ministry spokeswoman.

Highlights :

  • After 2013 election, Iran’s moderate President Hassan Rouhani called on ministers to appoint women to high posts and said his government would stand up against discrimination, naming three women to the country’s 11 vice presidential positions.

Key points :

  • Iran Capital : Tehran
  • Iran Cirrency : Rial
  • Iran President : Hassan Rouhani