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Iran Pres. Rouhani reinstates Salehi as VP, AEOI head

11 August 2017 17:58


Iran’s President Rouhani appointed Ali Akbar Salehi as the Vice-President and the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran for the second term on Thursday.

In a decree on Thursday, President Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran named Ali Akbar Salehi as the vice president and the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), a position he had already served in, in the first term of President Rouhani in office.

“On the virtue of Article 124 of the Constitution and given your commitment, scientific record and successful executive management, valuable efforts in nuclear deal, I appoint you as vice president and head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran,” reads the text of the decree, according to the official website of Iran’s president.

Mr. Salehi served as the head of the AEOI from 2009 to 2010 and was appointed to the post for a second time on 16 August 2013.

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