US Blacklisted Mohammad Mokhber Named Iran’s First Vice President
Iran’s conservative new president, Ebrahim Raisi, has named the US Blacklisted and chairman of a highly powerful state body Mohammad Mokhber his first vice president.
Mohammad Mokhbar was appointed head of state in 2007 by the current Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He has previously held several government positions in the southeastern province of Khuzestan.
The establishment of the teacher was in fact carried out after the Islamic Revolution in 1979 with the aim of managing the confiscated property and assets of the people. However, the company has gradually evolved into a larger group and has large stakes in various industries, including health.
It also contributes to the Barkat Foundation. The same company has developed Iran’s first indigenous code vaccine.
The Iranian Ministry of Health approved the vaccine for emergency use in June.
Mokhbar Was Blacklisted by the United States
The US Treasury Department banned and blacklisted Mohammad Mokhbar in January. Washington says the teacher “has a stake in almost all sectors of the Iranian economy, including energy, telecommunications and financial services.”
Ebrahim Raisi was elected president in June. He is the successor to moderate leader Hassan Rouhani. The president took the oath of office in parliament on Thursday. He will present a list of members of his Council of Ministers within two weeks.
Former Iranian Supreme Court chief Ebrahim Raeisi has been criticized by the West for his human rights record and was banned by the United States in 2019.
Ebrahim Raeesi has appointed judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Ismaili as his chief of staff. Ismaili is banned by the European Union.
Ebrahim Raeisi was first blacklisted in 2011 for “grave human rights abuses” as head of Iran’s prison organization.
Alireza Zakani, a very conservative member of parliament and 2021 presidential candidate, was appointed mayor of Tehran on Sunday, according to Iran’s state news agency IRNA. Zakani won the conservative-dominated city council, but will have to resign from parliament before taking office.
Zakani will succeed Pirouz Hanachi, who is considered an expert on urban development and belongs to a reformist group.
Zakani had previously been a member of parliament between 2004 and 2016 and had won last year’s election. Zakani, a 55-year-old nuclear medicine doctor, withdrew from the race in support of Raisi.
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