Abdol Ali Aliasgari

Leader appoints new IRIB chief

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a decree on Wednesday appointed Abdol Ali Aliasgari as new president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).

In the decree, Ayatollah Khamenei accepted the resignation of Mohammed Sarafraz, who has held the IRIB presidency since November 2014, and expressed gratitude to him for his “revolutionary efforts”.

The Leader further appointed Dr. Aliasgari as the new IRIB head and urged him to pay attention in his term to planning, executing macropolicies, recruiting and training revolutionary and competent personnel and having effective presence in the cyberspace.

Ali Asgari had served as the IRIB’s technical deputy during the presidency of Ezzatollah Zarghami (2004-2014).

According to Iran’s Constitution, IRIB chief is picked directly by the Leader for a five-year term.

By Tasnim News Agency