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حسین قدس نخعی
Hossein Ghods-Nakhai, as Iranian ambassador to Japan
|Foreign Minister of Iran|
1 December 1960 – 30 December 1960
|Prime Minister||Jafar Sharif-Emami|
|Preceded by||Jafar Sharif-Emami|
|Succeeded by||Abbas Aram|
Sari, Mazandaran, Iran
|Died||30 December 1977
Shiraz, Fars
|Political party||Nationalist Party|
He was the son of the Iranian clerk, Hajj Agha Hasan Nakhai. Like his father, Hossein's surname was initially Nakhai. In his youth, he was the editor of a literature magazine, called Ghods, and so became known as "Mr. Ghods" to everyone. He then added the word Ghods to his surname. He was married to the daughter of the first Iranian ambassador to US, Sadr es-Saltaneh, also known as Haji Washington (www.khadjenouri.co.uk).
Diplomatic and political career
He held the position of the minister of foreign affairs between 1961 and 1963. Before that he was ambassador to Baghdad, London, Tokyo (Oct. 1956 to Jan. 1958) and Washington, D.C. (during John F. Kennedy administration). He can be seen behind president Kennedy in this Video on YouTube. Afterwards, he was appointed as the minister of the royal court, a post he held until 1968. He was replaced as the minister of court by Amir Assadollah Alam. Afterwards, he became the ambassador to the Holy See (Vatican).
He wrote extensive volumes of poetry (including his Rubaiyat), and prose (including "Trail lost in heaven"). Some of his works have been translated into English and other languages.
"حسين قدس نخعي". مؤسسه مطالعات تاريخ معاصر ايران.
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