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Published: 11:33, September 15, 2021 | Updated: 12:22, September 15, 2021
Iran replaces chief negotiator in nuclear talks
By Reuters
Published:11:33, September 15, 2021 Updated:12:22, September 15, 2021 By Reuters

In this file photo on Oct 22, 2013, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi speaks during United Nations day in Tehran. (PHOTO / AFP)

Iran on Tuesday named senior diplomat Ali Bagheri Kani to replace Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, a seasoned diplomat and chief negotiator in talks on Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, state media said.

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Ali Bagheri Kani, who was named deputy foreign minister for political affairs, had been a senior negotiator in nuclear talks between Iran and the West under former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from 2007 to 2013

Bagheri, who was named deputy foreign minister for political affairs, had been a senior negotiator in nuclear talks between Iran and the West under former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from 2007 to 2013. He is a relative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian also named Mohammad Fathali as his deputy for administrative and financial affairs and Mehdi Safari as deputy for economic diplomacy, state media reported.

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