Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Who is Iran's Top Diplomat?

AFP has reported that Dr. Javad Zarif Iran's ambassador to the United Nations will represent Iranian side in Iran-USA talks that will be held on May 28th. However Iran’s Fars News Agency reports that it is not final yet.

Dr. Zarif has been one of the country’s top diplomats, who represented Iran in Bonn’s conference on future Afghanistan and helped forging the coalition to form the new Afghan government. However he is not loved in President Ahmadinejad’s administration.

Fars News Agency reported before resources close to the government mentioned Iran’s former and incumbent ambassadors to Iran, Amir Sa'eed Iravani and Kazemi Qomi as likely candidates for the job. Some also thought Iran’s National Security Council (SNSC) Undersecretary for home security, Mohammad Jafari, would be assigned to this “crucial task.”

But it seems Dr. Zarif’s appointment to head the negotiation team is final. Since AFP reported Iran’s State TV as its source.
To learn more about Dr. Zarif visit: http://www.un.int/iran/welcome/zarif.htm and

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