An Iranian nuclear scientist who survived an assassination attempt last November has been appointed Iran's new nuclear chief, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Sunday.
Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani was slightly wounded by one of two bomb attacks on Nov. 29. The other attack killed another nuclear scientist. Tehran said the double-bombing was an Israeli operation.
Abbasi-Davani, head of physics at Imam Hossein University, has been personally subjected to U.N. sanctions.
"President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a decree issued on Sunday, appointed Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani as vice-president and head of the Atomic Energy Organisation," Fars said.
Abbasi-Davani replaces Ali Akbar Salehi who was made foreign minister in December.
AgenciesLast Mod: 13 Şubat 2011, 17:14