Thursday, September 12, 2013

Khamenei Appoints Shamkhani as His Representative in SNSC

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appointed Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani as his representative in Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) for next three years. (IRINN, 12 September)

Shamkhani was on Wednesday appointed as the Secretary (executive director) of SNSC by President Rouhani. His appointment as Khamenei’s representative in the Council fills in the vacancy left when Rouhani became president. The supreme leader has two representatives, and traditionally the SNSC secretary is one of the two. It was not clear if Khamenei retains Jalili as his second representative.

File photo: Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani (ISNA) 

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