Hanachi appointed as Tehran mayor

IRNA – Iranian Interior Minister Abdol Reza Rahmani Fazli in a decree appointed Pirooz Hanachi as the new mayor of the Iranian capital city.

The appointed mayor of Tehran, 54, was the deputy mayor for technical and construction affairs under Najafi’s office. Then he was moved to the urban development and architecture department of Tehran’s Municipality.

A graduate of University of Tehran, the new mayor had also been in senior positions at Iran’s Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.

Former mayor of Tehran Mohammd Ali Afshani had to leave his post due to a new law recently passed by the Iranian Majlis (Parliament), according to which all the government retirees are forbidden from taking on new state responsibilities.