TEHRAN (Iran News) – New President of Iran, Hojjatoleslam Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, appointed his first vice president and the chief of staff of his office on Sunday.
In a decree issued on Sunday, President Raisi appointed Mohammad Mokhber as the vice president. On Thursday the President Office refuted some media outlets’ reports on the appointment of Mokhber.
With a PhD in international law, Mokhber has been the chairman of the Headquarters for Executing the Order of Imam Khomeini since 2007. His institution has produced the first homegrown vaccine for the coronavirus.
Mokhber possesses 2 doctoral degrees, consisting: a doctorate academic paper (and a MA) in the subject of “international rights”; he has also a doctorate degree in the subject of management. As well as doctoral, Mokhber holds a MA in management field, too.
He was formerly head of the Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO), the chairman of board at Sina Bank and deputy governor of Khuzestan Province. He was born in Dezful, Iran.
Meanwhile in another presidential decree, Gholam Hossein Esmaili was appointed as the chief of staff of the president’s office. The war veteran used to serve as the Judiciary spokesperson.
Esmaili was born in 1344 in Birjand. From 2009 to May 2014, he was the head of the Iranian Prisons Organization.
Raisi was sworn in as the eighth president of Iran in an inauguration ceremony at the Parliament on August 5.
He has two weeks to present his ministers to the legislature.
According to reports, President Raisi is to announce his picks for cabinet and to introduce them to Majlis for the vote of confidence. Raisi was to unveil his ministers yesterday but due to some unknown reasons it was postponed to the upcoming days. It is said Raisi and Mokhber are finalizing their pick for economy minister.