Iran's Rouhani to nominate Forouzandeh as chief nuclear negotiator: ISNA

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Posted: Jul 29, 2013 5:18 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani is to nominate Mohammad Forouzandeh as head of the Supreme National Security Council, a position which would automatically make him Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Iran's ISNA news agency said on Monday, quoting sources inside Rouhani's office.

Forouzandeh is a former Revolutionary Guard and a current member of the Supreme National Security Council and head of a large and economically powerful state charitable foundation. There was no official confirmation of the report.

(Reporting by Marcus George; Writing by Jon Hemming; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)