Abbas Aram

Abbas Aram (1906–1985) was an Iranian diplomat and served as foreign minister for two terms between 1959 and 1960 and between 1962 and 1966. In addition, he was the ambassador of Iran to various countries, including Iraq, the United Kingdom and China.

Abbas Aram
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
MonarchMohammad Reza Pahlavi
In office
MonarchMohammad Reza Pahlavi
Personal details
Resting placeTehran


Aram was the first secretary at the embassy of Iran in the United States in the 1940s.[1] He was the Iranian ambassador to Japan and then, to Iraq during the reign of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.[2][3] He served as foreign minister in the late 1950s and 1960s.[4] More specifically he was twice appointed foreign minister.[5] His first term was brief, from 1959 to 1960.[5] He was secondly in office from 1962 to 1966.[6][7] On 30 April and 1 May 1963 he represented Iran at the eleventh session of CENTO ministerial council in Karachi, Pakistan.[8]

Then he served as Iranian ambassador to the United Kingdom.[9] He was appointed to the post in February 1967, replacing Ardeshir Zahedi.[10] Aram's tenure ended in November 1969 when Amir Khosrow Afshar was appointed Iranian ambassador to the United Kingdom.[11] In December 1973, Aram was appointed Iranian ambassador to China, becoming the first Iranian diplomat served in the post.[12]

Later yearsEdit

Aram was arrested following the revolution, but released later. He died in 1985 and was buried in Behesht-e Zahra.[13]


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  12. ^ John W. Garver (1 July 2006). China and Iran: Ancient Partners in a Post-Imperial World. University of Washington Press. p. 308. ISBN 978-0-295-80121-6.
  13. ^ "گوشه ای از خاطرات عباس آرام". Bukhara. 1 June 2010.