Mahmoud Vaezi

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Mahmoud Vaezi
Mahmoud Vaezi in cabinet meeting.jpg
Vaezi in a cabinet meeting
Minister of Communication and Information Technology
Assumed office
15 August 2013
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Mohammad Hassan Nami
Head of Telecommunication Company of Iran
In office
Personal details
Born (1952-05-22) 22 May 1952 (age 64)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Moderation and Development Party[1]
Spouse(s) Parvin Dadandish[2]
Children 5[3]
Alma mater Sacramento State University
San Jose State University
Louisiana State University
Religion Shia Islam
Awards AZ Doslug Order rib.png Dostlug Order[4]
Website Governmental website

Mahmoud Vaezi (Persian: محمود واعظی‎‎, born 22 May 1952) is an Iranian engineer, politician, former diplomat and Minister of Communication. He is Center for Strategic Research Deputy of Foreign Policy and International Relations. He is former deputy foreign minister of Iran in Europe and American Countries Affairs. He was an adviser to Hassan Rouhani in his 2013 presidential campaign and was considered a potential foreign minister in his future government but he was nominated for the communication ministry.

He obtained B.S. and M.S. in degrees in Electrical Engineering from Sacramento State University and San Jose State University and was PhD student in Telecommunications engineering at Louisiana State University which he left unfinished. He holds M.A. and Ph.D in International Relations from Tehran and Warsaw Universities respectively.

Managing Director and Chairman of Board of Directors of Telecommunication Company of Iran and also the First Deputy Minister of Post and Telecommunication from 1980 to 1987. From 1990 to 1997, he was Political Deputy of Foreign Minister in Europe and American Countries Affairs.

During his tenure at foreign ministry he played role in signing Tehran Communiqué about Karabakh dispute.[5]

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  1. ^ Seyed Hossein Mousavian (5 July 2013), "The Rise of the Iranian Moderates", Al-Monitor, retrieved 7 December 2016 
  2. ^ همسر وزیر ارتباطات مشاور وزیر فرهنگ و ارشاد اسلامی در امور بانوان شد
  3. ^ از وزیر خارجه در سایه تا فیلترینگ/ درباره محمود واعظی چه می دانید؟+ تصاویر
  4. ^ "President Ilham Aliyev presented "Dostluq" Order to Minister of Information and Communications Technology of Iran". Azertag. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
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