Hammond named as new UK foreign secretary

TEHRAN, July 15 (MNA) – UK’s PM David Cameron has appointed Philip Hammond as new foreign secretary as William Hague stepped down.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague’s announcement of resignation shocked MPs. Hague also said that he would not stand for election as a Member of Parliament in next year’s general election in May.

following major reshuffle in his cabinet, David Cameron picked current Defense Secretary Philip Hammond as new Foreign Secretary.

Michael Fallon was named to the top defense post, moving up from being a junior minister dealing with energy, business and enterprise.

Cameron removed a number of mid-level ministers in the most wide-ranging Cabinet changes since he took the helm of a coalition government in 2010.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is reportedly expected to unvail more changes to make the Cabinet younger and with more women.

By Mehr News Agency

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