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Mohammad Javad Zarif

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Mohammad Javad Zarif
Zarif in 2021
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
15 August 2013
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byAli Akbar Salehi
Chief Nuclear Negotiator of Iran
In office
6 September 2013 – 14 July 2015
PresidentHassan Rouhani
DeputyAbbas Araghchi
Preceded bySaeed Jalili
Succeeded byAbbas Araghchi (as head of JCPOA follow-up commission)[1]
Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations
In office
5 August 2002 – 25 July 2007
PresidentMohammad Khatami
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byHadi Nejad-Hosseinian
Succeeded byMohammad Khazaee
Personal details
Born (1960-01-07) 7 January 1960 (age 64)
Tehran, Iran
Political partyIndependent
Maryam Imanieh (m. 1979)
Awardssee below
WebsiteGovernment site
Academic background and work
FieldsInternational law
International relations
International studies
Alma materSan Francisco State University (B.A.), (M.A.)
Columbia University (dropped out)
University of Denver (M.A.), (Ph.D.)
ThesisSelf-Defense in International Law and Policy (1988)
InstitutionsSchool of International Relations
University of Tehran
Islamic Azad University

Mohammad Javad Zarif (Persian: محمدجواد ظریف, romanized: Mohammad-Javād Zarīf; Persian pronunciation: [mohæmːædd͡ʒæˌvɒːde zæˌɾiːf]; born c. 7 January 1960) is an Iranian politician.[4] He has been foreign minister of Iran since 2013. He helped end the economic sanctions against Iran from many countries on 16 January 2016.[5]

On 25 February 2019, Zarif resigned from his post as foreign minister.[6] His resignation was rejected by President Hassan Rouhani.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Araghchi appointed as head of 'JCPOA Follow-up Commission'". Mehr News Agency. 22 September 2015. 2922155. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  2. "The Wife of Iran's Foreign Minister Adds a New Twist to the nuclear talks". The Daily Beast. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  3. My children resident in Iran Jaam-e Jam
  4. radioeram (2019-08-01). "چرا وزارت خارجه آمریکا محمدجواد ظریف را "ماله‌کش اعظم" نامید". رادیو ارم (in Persian). Retrieved 2019-08-02.[permanent dead link]
  5. "International sanctions against Iran lifted". Washington Post. 2016-01-16. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  6. "Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif, architect of nuclear deal, resigns". Reuters. 26 February 2019 – via www.reuters.com.