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Masoumeh Ebtekar

Masoumeh Ebtekar (born 21 September 1960) is a Vice President of Iran and head of Environmental Protection Organization, being appointed on 10 September 2013. She has previously held the same office from 2 August 1997 to 3 August 2005, making her the first female Vice President of Iran.

Ebtekar first achieved fame as "Mary", the spokesperson of the students who took hostages and occupied the US Embassy in 1979. Later she became the head of the Environment Protection Organization of Iran during the administration of President Mohammad Khatami, and was a city councilwoman of Tehran from 2007 to 2013.