New Spokesman for Foreign Ministry Appointed

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a decree appointed Bahram Qassemi as new spokesman, head of public diplomacy and head of the media centre of the ministry.

Qassemi previously served as Iran’s ambassador to Ireland, Italy and Spain, was head of the second bureau on political department, head of the first bureau of commonwealth states, director general for the Western Europe department and deputy head of the Strategic Research Centre for International Studies.
Hossein Jaberi Ansari became new Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs.
Former Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a decree was promoted to the advisor to Foreign Minister Zarif.