Code: 80775590 (3476775) | Date: 15/08/2013 | Time: 23:44|
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President appoints Salehi as Nuclear Energy Organization Chief

Tehran, Aug 15, IRNA – Former foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi was appointed by President Hassan Rohani Thursday night as head of country’s Nuclear Energy Organization, Media Advisor Mohammad Reza Sadeq told IRNA.

According to IRNA, Salehi’s position before leading the country’s foreign policy apparatus was the head of the country’s Nuclear Energy Organization, and he is thus returning to his former position.

Salehi was Iran’s ambassador at the IAEA from 1997 to 2005. From 2007 to 2009 he was the deputy secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Conference (now Cooperation), and from 2002 to 2003 the head of the country’s Nuclear Energy Organization.

Salehi was born in 1949 in Karbala, Iraq in an Iranian family, entered the American University of Beirut in 1968 and gained his mechanical engineering degree in 1971 from that university. In the year 1977 Salehi gained his PhD in nuclear engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in US.

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