Abbas Araghchi

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Abbas Araghchi
Meeting with Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs ().jpg
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
In office
11 May 2013 – 30 August 2013
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byRamin Mehmanparast
Succeeded byMarzieh Afkham
Ambassador to Japan
In office
28 October 2007[1] – November 2011
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byMohsen Talaei
Succeeded byReza Nazarahari
Ambassador to Finland
Accredited Ambassador to Estonia
In office
1999–2003
PresidentMohammad Khatami
Preceded byHossein Rezvani
Succeeded byJavad Kachoyan Fini
Personal details
Born1960 (age 58–59)[2]
Tehran, Iran[2]
NationalityIranian
Alma materSchool of International Relations
Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch
University of Kent
AwardsOrden al Mérito y Gestión IRI.png Order of Merit and Management (2nd class)[3]
Signature
Military service
AllegianceIran
Branch/serviceRevolutionary Guards
Years of service1979–1989[4]
Battles/warsIran–Iraq War

Abbas Araghchi (Persian: ‌عباس عراقچی‎, About this soundpronunciation  Persian pronunciation: [ʔæbˌbɒːse æɾɒːˈɢtʃi]; born 1960 in Tehran) is an Iranian diplomat who is currently the political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran. He previously held office as the Deputy for Asia–Pacific and the Commonwealth Affairs[5] and Legal and International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran.[2] He is serving as Iran's chief nuclear negotiator in talks with the P5+1.[6]

Araghchi entered the Foreign Ministry in 1989. In early 1990s, he served as chargé d'affaires of the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Organization of Islamic Conference, based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.[2]

He served as ambassador to Finland (1999-2003) and Japan (2007–2011).[2]

Prior to becoming Ambassador, Araghchi served as Director General of the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS). From 2004 to 2005, he was chancellor of School of International Relations.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Araghchi became Iranian Ambassador to Tokyo". Iranian Students' News Agency (in Persian). 28 October 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Deputy for Legal & International Affairs". Islamic Republic of Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  3. ^ "Iran's FM, nuclear chief, DM receive medals for role in nuclear deal". Iranian Students' News Agency. 8 February 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  4. ^ Marie Donovan; Paul Bucala & Caitlin Shayda Pendleton (15 June 2016), with contributors Ken Hawrey and Shayan Enferadi, "Iran News Round Up: Former IRGC commander: Our ambassadors in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria are Quds Force members", AEI Critical Threats Project, retrieved 10 September 2017
  5. ^ "Seyyed Abbas Araghchi became Asia–Pacific Deputy of Minister of Foreign Affairs". Iranian Students' News Agency (in Persian). 24 December 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  6. ^ "'Iran building confidence through IAEA cooperation'". PressTV. 1 November 2013.
Diplomatic posts
New title
Office established
Vice Minister for Political Affairs
24 December 2017 – Present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Mohammad Javad Zarif
as Chief Nuclear Negotiator
Head of Iran's Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Follow-up Commission
22 September 2015 – Present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Mohammad-Mehdi Akhoundzadeh
Vice Minister for Legal and International Affairs
1 September 2013 – 24 December 2017
Vacant
Office abolished
Preceded by
Ramin Mehmanparast
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran
2013
Succeeded by
Marzieh Afkham
Preceded by
Unknown
Vice Minister for Asia–Pacific and the Commonwealth Affairs
24 December 2011 – 30 August 2013
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Unknown
Vice Minister for Legal and International Affairs
December 2005 – 27 October 2007
Succeeded by
Unknown