Iran appoints first female ambassador since 1979 revolution, to head Malaysia embassy


Iran has appointed its first woman ambassador since the 1979 Islamic revolution, naming Foreign Ministry spokesman Marzieh Afkham to head its embassy in Malaysia, the foreign minister announced on Sunday (Nov 8). "Choosing Afkham as ambassador took a few minutes but choosing her successor took four months," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a ceremony in …