Mohammad Khazaee in 2009
|Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations|
25 July 2007
|Preceded by||Mohammad Javad Zarif|
|Succeeded by||Gholamali Khoshroo (Designate)|
|Member of Parliament of Iran|
3 May 1981 – 3 May 1988
April 12, 1953 |
|Alma mater||University of Guilan
George Mason University
Mohammad Khazaee (Persian: محمد خزاعی, born 12 April 1953 in Kashmar, Iran) is the outgoing Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations. He presented his credentials to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in July 2007. 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.
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.
In June 2010, amid hostility between Israel and Iran over the Islamic Republic's controversial nuclear program, Khazaee declared in his hometown of Kashmar, "If the Zionist regime commits the slightest aggression against the Iranian soil, we will set the entire war front and Tel Aviv on fire."
- The Permanent Mission of the IR Iran to the UN
- A conversation with Mohammad Khazaee, Part1, Charlie Rose Show, December 7, 2007.
Mohammad Javad Zarif
|Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations