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President Appoints New Envoy to IAEA

President Appoints New Envoy to IAEAPresident Appoints New Envoy to IAEA

President Hassan Rouhani appointed Wednesday Kazem Gharib Abadi as the new ambassador and permanent representative to the international organizations including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.

The appointment was proposed by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, IRNA reported.

IAEA is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. It reports to both the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council.

Prior to being appointed to the post, Gharib Abadi was ambassador to the Netherlands, ambassador and permanent representative to Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and deputy secretary-general of the High Council for Human Rights on international affairs.

Gharib Abadi replaces Reza Najafi in his new post.

 

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