Abbas Farzanegan

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Abbas Farzanegan in the Netherlands in 1974

Abbas Farzanegan (~1910–2004) served as Iran's ambassador to Saudi Arabia and 4 other countries during Mohammad-Rezā Shāh Pahlavi's reign. He served in a variety of roles, including governor of the state of Esfahan, communications minister,[1] and general.[2] He was part of the plot to overthrow Mohammed Mosaddeq and install Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to power. He lived in the United States since 1975.[1]

Farzanegan died on March 17, 2004 at the age of 94.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Britain, Iran Resume Ties". The Pittsburgh Press. United Press. December 5, 1953. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  2. ^ O'Meilia, Tim (April 6, 1983). "Soviet Iran Takeover Feared". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Abbas Farzanegan's Obituary on The Washington Post". The Washington Post. Retrieved 17 January 2017.