Iran names new U.N. ambassador as tensions rise with Washington

Iran names new U.N. ambassador as tensions rise with Washington
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  • calendar-gray 09 April 2019

Iran has appointed career diplomat and former nuclear negotiator Majid Takht Ravanchi as its envoy to the United Nations, ONAreports citing the Iranian media.

Takht Ravanchi, 61, is currently Iranian deputy foreign minister for European and American affairs. He has also served as ambassador to Switzerland.

His move to the United Nations is significant since he was one of the negotiators who helped Tehran reach a nuclear agreement in 2015 with the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany.

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