Majid Takht-Ravanchi

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Majid Takht-Ravanchi
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Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations
Assumed office
24 April 2019[1]
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byGholamali Khoshroo
Ambassador of Iran to the Switzerland and Lichtenstein
In office
PresidentMohammad Khatami
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Personal details
Born (1958-10-15) 15 October 1958 (age 61)
Tehran, Iran
Alma materUniversity of Kansas
Fordham University
University of Bern
AwardsOrden al Mérito y Gestión IRI.png Order of Merit and Management (2nd class)[2]

Majid Takht-Ravanchi (also Takht-e-Ravanchi) (Persian: ‌مجید تخت‌روانچی‎,[3] born 15 October 1958 in Tehran) is an Iranian diplomat and the Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations.[4]


Takht-Ravanchi holds a BS and MS from The University of Kansas in Civil Engineering, an MA from Fordham University in International Political Economy and Development, and a PhD from the University of Bern in Political Science.[5]


Takht-Ravanchi is a negotiator who has accompanied Javad Zarif in a series of negotiations with the P5+1 (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China and Russia plus Germany).[6]


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  2. ^ جهانگیری مصوبه اعطای نشان به تیم مذاکره کننده هسته ای را ابلاغ کرد. Islamic Republic News Agency (in Persian). 12 March 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  3. ^ Transliteration: Majīd-e Takht-e-Ravānchī; Persian pronunciation: [mæˌdʒiːde tæxteɾævɒnˈtʃi]
  4. ^ Iran Picks Former Nuclear Negotiator to Lead Its U.N. Mission
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  6. ^ Officials: “Progress” at Iran Geneva Talks
Political offices
Preceded by
Hamid Aboutalebi
Deputy Chief of Staff of the President for Political Affairs
13 November 2017–8 April 2019
Succeeded by
Fereydoun Verdinejad
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Ali Asghar Khaji
Under Secretary for European and American Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran
4 September 2013–13 November 2017
Succeeded by
Office abolished