Hossein Sheikholeslam

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Hossein Sheikholeslam
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Hossein Sheikholeslam in 2020
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 2004 – 28 May 2008
ConstituencyTehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority524,568 (26.60%)
Ambassador of Iran to Syria
In office
July 1998 – 31 October 2003
PresidentMohammad Khatami
Preceded byMohammad Hassan Akhtari
Succeeded byMohammad Reza Bagheri
Personal details
Born29 November 1952
Isfahan, Imperial State of Iran
Died5 March 2020(2020-03-05) (aged 67)
Tehran, Iran
Cause of deathCOVID-19
Political partyIslamic Society of Engineers
Other political
Voice of the Nation (2012, 2016)
Principlists Pervasive Coalition (2008)
Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran (2004)
Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line (1979–1981)
Alma materShahid Beheshti University
University of California, Berkeley

Hossein Sheikholeslam (Persian: حسین شیخ‌ الاسلام; 29 November 1952 – 5 March 2020) was an Iranian conservative politician and diplomat who was advisor to the foreign minister Javad Zarif.[1][2] He also was a member of the Seventh Islamic Parliament of Iran[3] and previously the Iranian ambassador to Syria.[4]
Sheikholeslam was Assistant to the parliament Speaker Ali Larijani for the International Affairs. Sheikholeslam was one of the students/militants who held Americans hostage during the Iran hostage crisis.[5]

Sheikholeslam died as a result of COVID-19 on 5 March 2020.[6][7]


  1. ^ "شیخ الاسلام مشاور وزیر خارجه شد | خبرگزاری فارس". Archived from the original on 6 April 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  2. ^ "شیخ الاسلام مشاور وزیر خارجه شد". Yjc.ir. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  3. ^ FA Wikipedia
  4. ^ "Kharrazi in Damascus for foreign ministers meet of Iraq neighbors". www.globalsecurity.org.
  5. ^ "Analysis: Iran Sends Terror-Group Supporters To Arafat's Funeral Procession". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty.
  6. ^ "دیپلمات سابق ایران بر اثر ابتلا به کرونا درگذشت؛ حال فاطمه رهبر "وخیم" اعلام شد". (Radio Farda) رادیو فردا (in Persian). Retrieved 5 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Senior Iranian official and former advisor to Zarif dies of coronavirus". Al Arabiya English. 5 March 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.

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