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Iran plans to replace U.N. ambassador in New York

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has selected a new ambassador to represent Tehran at the United Nations, Hamid Abutalebi, a veteran diplomat who has held key European postings in the past, Iranian sources said.

Abutalebi, who has served as Iran’s ambassador to Italy, Belgium and Australia, was chosen to replace Iran’s outgoing ambassador, Mohammad Khazaee, sources said. Khazaee’s departure was previously announced.

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