Rouhani appoint two female as vice president and legal-adviser


TEHRAN AUG 09 (TNS): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed two female vice presidents on Wednesday.

Laya Joneydi was appointed as the vice president for legal affairs, while another woman, Shahindokht Mowlaverdi, was named as a special adviser for citizens’ rights.

Massoumeh Ebtekar, known internationally for her role as spokesperson during the 1980 US embassy hostage crisis, was named as vice president in charge of women’s affairs, having previously run the environment brief in Rouhani’s office.

Rouhani, who had three female vice presidents during his previous term, still has several more deputy positions to fill.