Source: Tehran Times
Mohammad Sarafraz has been appointed the managing director of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), some Persian news websites quoting an anonymous source announced on Monday.
Mohammad Sarafraz (L) with Ezzatollah Zarghami
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The appointment is scheduled to be officially announced on Wednesday.
Sarafraz will replace Ezzatollah Zarghami, who has held the position since 2004.
Based on the Constitution of Iran, the managing director of IRIB is selected by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.
Sarafraz currently serves as director of Iran's three major news networks Press TV, Al-Alam and HispanTV.
In addition, he has served as the IRIB deputy director for the IRIB World Service over the past twenty years.
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