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M. Javad Zarif

Politician from Iran

Mohammad Javad Zarif (Persian: محمد جواد ظریف‎), (b. 8 January 1960) is a former Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations. He presented his credentials to the United Nations Secretary-General on August 5, 2002. From 1992 until his appointment to the U.N., he had worked as the Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs. Between 1989 and 1992, he had been the Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Javad Zarif attended the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver and obtained a Ph.D. in International Law and Policy. He also attended San Francisco State University as a graduate student in the Department of International Relations. In 2000, Zarif served as chairman of the Asian Preparatory Meeting of the World Conference on Racism and as the chairman of the United Nations Disarmament Commission. Zarif was also a Professor of International Law at the Tehran University. He has served on the board of editors of a number of scholarly journals, including the Iranian Journal of International Affairs and Iranian Foreign Policy and has written extensively on disarmament, human rights,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1960-01-08
Place of birth
Tehran
Nationality
Iran
Profession
Politician

Education

Institution From To
University of Denver
San Francisco State University
University of Tehran
Josef Korbel School of International Studies

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