Iran has appointed Abbas Badakhshan Zohouri as its new ambassador to Armenia, according to Armenian media.

Zohouri was among the 13 new ambassadors of the Islamic Republic who met President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday, January 21.

Rouhani wished the new ambassadors success in fulfilling their duties, Tehran Times reports.

Seyed Kazem Sadjadi is the current head of the Iranian diplomatic mission in Yerevan.