Aug 14, 2017, 4:55 PM
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President picks Zarif for FM

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani has suggested Iranian lawmakers to approve Mohammad Javad Zarif as Iran's next foreign minister.

Majlis (Parliament) is to hold session to review proposed ministers' qualifications on Tuesday.

Part of Zarif's qualifications are listed below:

1. PhD in International Studies
2. Minister of Foreign Affairs in the 11th government
3. Iran Permanent Envoy to United Nations
4. Foreign Minister advisor
5. Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs
6. Head of UNESCO Culture Commission
7. Publishing scores of books and articles in international affairs field

Zarif has also outlined his main plans as follows:

1. Safeguarding independence, national unity and territorial integrity
2. Giving aids to maintain national security
3. Playing constructive role and increasing regional and international penetration
4. Reducing county's vulnerability
5. Helping to develop countries in all fields
6. Promoting ties and decreasing tensions and hostilities