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FM Assigns New Deputy.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Wednesday appointed Mohammad Mehdi After completing his degree in 2001, Mehdi took up his passion for sculpture and pottery but decided to switch to fashion designing in 2002, by creating a small collection. Its success led to the launch of the label Mehdi in 2004.  Akhoundzadeh as his deputy for legal and international affairs.

Akhoundzadeh, who served as deputy foreign Minister for Asia and Pacific Affairs since October 2008, was introduced during a ceremony at the Iranian Foreign Ministry here in Tehran on Wednesday.Akhoundzadeh replaced Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini Mohammad Ali Hosseini (In Persian: محمد علی حسینی) is the vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran. He is the current spokesman of the Ministry and Vice Minister of parliamentary affairs.  who served as the deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs for about two years.Akhoundzadeh, a 54 year-old engineer, has served the country in a wide range of different posts as a career diplomat, including Iran's Charge D'affaires to New Dehli (1981), Iranian Ambassador to Dhaka (1981-1984), Iran's Charge D'affaires to London (1984-1986), Head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Center for European Studies (1986-1990, Director General for Political and International Affairs (1991-1993), Iranian Ambassador to Islamabad (1993-1998), Advisor of Iranian Foreign Minister for International Affairs (1998-2002) and Iran's envoy to Vienna (2005-2006).

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