Seyed Abbas Araghchi (Persian: سید عباس عراقچی, pronunciation Persian pronunciation: [ʔæbˌbɒːse æɾɒːˈɢtʃi]; born 5 December 1962 in Tehran) is an Iranian diplomat who is the former political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran from 2017 to 2021. He previously held office as the Deputy for Asia–Pacific and the Commonwealth Affairs[5] and Legal and International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran.[2] He served as Iran's chief nuclear negotiator in talks with the P5+1, in Hassan Rouhani's government.[6]

Abbas Araghchi
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
In office
11 May 2013 – 30 August 2013
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byRamin Mehmanparast
Succeeded byMarzieh Afkham
Ambassador to Japan
In office
28 October 2007[1] – November 2011
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byMohsen Talaei
Succeeded byReza Nazarahari
Ambassador to Finland
Accredited Ambassador to Estonia
In office
PresidentMohammad Khatami
Preceded byHossein Rezvani
Succeeded byJavad Kachoueian
Personal details
Born1962 (age 60–61)[2]
Tehran, Iran[2]
Alma materSchool of International Relations
Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch
University of Kent
Awards Order of Merit and Management (2nd class)[3]
Military service
Branch/serviceRevolutionary Guards
Years of service1979–1989[4]
Battles/warsIran–Iraq War

Araghchi entered the Foreign Ministry in 1989. In early 1990s, he served as chargé d'affaires of the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Organization of Islamic Conference, based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.[2]

He served as ambassador to Finland (1999-2003) and Japan (2007–2011).[2]

Prior to becoming Ambassador, Araghchi served as Director General of the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS). From 2004 to 2005, he was chancellor of School of International Relations.[2]

References Edit

  1. ^ "Araghchi became Iranian Ambassador to Tokyo". Iranian Students' News Agency (in Persian). 28 October 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Deputy for Legal & International Affairs". Islamic Republic of Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  3. ^ "Iran's FM, nuclear chief, DM receive medals for role in nuclear deal". Iranian Students' News Agency. 8 February 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  4. ^ Marie Donovan; Paul Bucala & Caitlin Shayda Pendleton (15 June 2016), with contributors Ken Hawrey and Shayan Enferadi, "Iran News Round Up: Former IRGC commander: Our ambassadors in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria are Quds Force members", AEI Critical Threats Project, retrieved 10 September 2017
  5. ^ "Seyyed Abbas Araghchi became Asia–Pacific Deputy of Minister of Foreign Affairs". Iranian Students' News Agency (in Persian). 24 December 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Iran Demotes Top Nuclear Diplomat in Foreign Ministry Reshuffle - BNN Bloomberg". 14 September 2021.
Diplomatic posts
New title
Office established
Vice Minister for Political Affairs
24 December 2017 –14 September 2021
Succeeded by
Preceded byas Chief Nuclear Negotiator Head of Iran's Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Follow-up Commission
22 September 2015 – 2021
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mohammad-Mehdi Akhoundzadeh
Vice Minister for Legal and International Affairs
1 September 2013 – 24 December 2017
Office abolished
Preceded by Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Vice Minister for Asia–Pacific and the Commonwealth Affairs
24 December 2011 – 30 August 2013
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Vice Minister for Legal and International Affairs
December 2005 – 27 October 2007
Succeeded by