Hossein Sheikholeslam in 2020
|Member of the Parliament of Iran|
28 May 2004 – 28 May 2008
|Constituency||Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr|
|Ambassador of Iran to Syria|
July 1998 – 31 October 2003
|Preceded by||Mohammad Hassan Akhtari|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Reza Bagheri|
|Born||29 November 1952|
|Died||5 March 2020 (aged 67)|
|Cause of death||COVID-19|
|Political party||Islamic Society of Engineers|
|Voice of 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 mater||Shahid Beheshti University|
University of California, Berkeley
Hossein Sheikholeslam (Persian: حسین شیخالاسلام; 29 November 1952 – 5 March 2020) was an Iranian conservative politician and diplomat who was advisor to the foreign minister Javad Zarif. He also was a member of the Seventh Islamic Parliament of Iran and previously the Iranian ambassador to Syria.
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.
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