Qassemi may be heading to Paris as envoy

March 5, 2019

TEHRAN – The current spokesman of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahram Qassemi, will probably be dispatched to Paris as the Tehran’s ambassador.

On Monday, Qassemi, who was speaking on the sidelines of his weekly press conference, told reporters that in the near future he would be leaving his post and replaced by someone else.

While he did not specifically mention where he will be heading, unconfirmed reports published by local media have it that he will be Iran’s next ambassador to France, to replace Abulqassem Delfi.

Qassemi has been serving as spokesman and head of the Foreign Ministry’s Public and Media Diplomacy Center since mid-2016.

SP/PA