Mohammad Khazaee

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Mohammad Khazaee
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Mohammad Khazaee in 2016
Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations
In office
25 July 2007 – 25 July 2015
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Mohammad Javad Zarif
Succeeded by Gholamali Khoshroo
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
3 May 1981 – 3 May 1988
Constituency Rasht
Majority 65,935 (44.20%)[1]
Personal details
Born (1953-04-12) April 12, 1953 (age 64)
Kashmar, Iran
Alma mater University of Guilan
George Mason University

Mohammad Khazaee (Persian: محمد خزاعی‎‎, born 12 April 1953 in Kashmar, Iran)[2] is the former Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations. He presented his credentials to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in July 2007.[2] He was elected as Vice President of the United Nations General Assembly on 14 September 2011.



Khazaee has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Guilan. He also holds a master’s degree in international transactions from George Mason University in the United States, Mr. Khazaee has taught macroeconomics and philosophy at Tehran’s Allameh Tabatabai University.[2]


From 1981 to 1988, Khazaee was a Member of Parliament, where he served as Rapporteur of the Economic Committee (1982–1988) and the Banking Reform Committee (1981–1982).[3]

Government appointments[edit]

Prior to receiving his appointment as Permanent Representative, Khazaee held positions in international development financing between 2002 and 2007, serving as both Vice-Minister for International Affairs and President of the Organization for Economic and Technical Assistance in Iran’s Ministry of Economic Affairs. Concurrently, he served as Governor of the OPEC Fund, Vice-Chairman of that organization’s Investment Committee, Alternate Governor for the Islamic Development Bank and a board member of the Iran-Misr (Iran-Egypt) Development Bank. From 1988 to 2002, he represented Iran at the World Bank.[3]


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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Mohammad Javad Zarif
Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations
Succeeded by
Gholamali Khoshroo