Iran to appoint first female ambassador since Islamic Revolution in 1979 -reports

April 14, 2015 9:16 AM

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will appoint its first female ambassador abroad since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the semi-official Fars and Mehr news agencies said late on Monday, citing unspecified reports.

The post would go to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham, one of Iran's most high-profile female public figures, although it was not clear where she would be sent, the agencies said.

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