Sadegh Kharazi

Sayyid Mohammad Sadeq Kharazi (Persian: سید محمدصادق خرازی‎; born 2 March 1963) is a former Iranian diplomat and advisor to Iran's former President Khatami.

Sayyid Mohammad Sadeq Kharazi
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Kharazi in 2016
Ambassador of Iran to France
In office
2002–2006
PresidentMohammad Khatami
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byAlireza Moayyeri
Succeeded byAli Ahani
Personal details
Born (1963-03-02) 2 March 1963 (age 58)
Tehran, Imperial State of Iran
Political partyNEDA Party
Parents
Alma materNew York University
Durham University
State University of New York
Websitewww.kharazi.ir

Kharazi started his career in 1983 during the Iran–Iraq War in the High Defence Council and the IRIB. He subsequently became Iran ambassador to the United Nations in 1989 and after a period of six years he returned to Iran as Deputy Foreign Minister for Research. He became Iran’s Ambassador to France in 2002 until 2006 when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected into office. Kharazi was the chairman of the 1997 Tehran OIC Summit. He was also a key figure in the two-year nuclear negotiations with the EU trio.

Kharazi has a keen interest in calligraphic and historical manuscripts and is an avid collector of such items. He is a member of the board of several Iranian cultural, educational and research centers, including Tehran University, the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran, and the National Library of Iran.

Currently, Kharazi works closely with Mohammad Khatami on the issue of dialogue amongst civilizations and is his senior advisor. He is the co- founder of the ‘Encyclopedia of Contemporary Islam’ that researches the cultural and political movements and schools of thought of Iran in the past two centuries. Additionally he is the founder and editor of the Iranian Diplomacy website, the Iranian Economy website and Heritage of Iran and Islam website.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Secretary-General of NEDA Party
2017–present
Incumbent
New title
Party established
Head of Central Council of NEDA Party
2014–2017
Succeeded by