New Iranian President Names Former Spokeswoman for 1979 Hostage Takers as Vice President

Second woman on Hasan Rouhani's panel of vice president


An adviser to Iran's president says Hasan Rouhani has given a vice presidency post to an environmental expert who once served as a spokeswoman for the hostage-takers at the U.S. Embassy after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

The selection of Masoomeh Ebtekar as vice president for environmental affairs marks the second woman named to Rouhani's panel of vice presidents.