• The woman central to the IranDeal: Meet Federica Mogherini

    The world is talking and tweeting about the all important #IranDeal on nuclear weapons which will put a stop on Iran from developing and researching its nuclear programme further in exchange for sanctions. A woman is at the heart of the conclusion of this long drawn and pending talks. Meet Federica Mogherini.


    Federica is an Italian politician and the current High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission in the Juncker Commission since 1 November 2014. Her tweet finally put the official confirmation on the #IranDeal on nuclear discussions.


    “Iran Talks done. We have the agreement,” she said in a tweet shortly after a final plenary session of foreign ministers from the so-called P5+1 and Iran ended in Vienna.


    “I think this is a sign of hope for the entire world and we all know this is very much needed in this time,” Mogherini said at the start of the plenary session, where ministers formally signed off on the accord as reported by Yahoo News.


    A member of the Italian Communist Youth Federation from 1988, in 1996 Mogherini joined the Youth Left after the dissolution of the Italian Communist Party before its transformation into a social democratic party. Her parents had little to do with foreign policy. Federica was born to the family of the film director and set designer Flavio Mogherini.


    Mogherini joined the Renzi Cabinet as Minister of Foreign Affairs, the third woman to hold this post following Susanna Agnelli and Emma Bonino, and the youngest so far. And this is where she had her first India connection. Her first public engagement following her appointment was to meet, along with Italy’s Defence Minister, the wives of Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, the two Italian marines detained in India after the Enrica Lexie incident.


    Picture Credit: Vita.It


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