Bagheri Kani replaces Araqchi as deputy FM

September 15, 2021 - 10:1

TEHRAN — In separate decrees, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has appointed three new deputies.

Amir Abdollahian has appointed Ali Bagheri Kani as deputy foreign minister for political affairs, replacing Abbas Araqchi, who led the Iranian diplomatic team in the Vienna nuclear talks.

In other decrees, Mehdi Safari, former Iranian ambassador to China, was appointed as deputy foreign minister for economic affairs, replacing Mohajer who acted as head of the economic diplomacy headquarters.

Mohammad Fathali was also appointed as deputy foreign minister for financial and administrative affairs.

SA/PA

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