Mahmoud Vaezi

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Mahmoud Vaezi
Minister of Communication
Assumed office
15 August 2013
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Mohammad Hassan Nami
Managing-Director of the Telecommunication Company
In office
22 November 1980 – 3 November 1987
Preceded by Saber Feyzi
Succeeded by Kazem Ebrahimi
Personal details
Born (1952-08-22) 22 August 1952 (age 63)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Moderation and Development Party
Religion Shia Islam

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.[1]


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