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Mohammad Javad Zarif
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Zarif in 2021
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
15 August 2013
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Ali Akbar Salehi
Chief Nuclear Negotiator of Iran
In office
6 September 2013 – 14 July 2015
President Hassan Rouhani
Deputy Abbas Araghchi
Preceded by Saeed Jalili
Succeeded by Abbas Araghchi (as head of JCPOA follow-up commission)
Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations
In office
5 August 2002 – 25 July 2007
President Mohammad Khatami
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Hadi Nejad-Hosseinian
Succeeded by Mohammad Khazaee
Personal details
Born 7 January 1960 (1960-01-07) (age 61)
Tehran, Iran
Political party Independent
Maryam Imanieh (m. 1979)
Children 2
Awards see below
Academic background and work
Fields International law
International relations
International studies
Alma mater San Francisco State University (B.A.), (M.A.)
Columbia University (dropped out)
University of Denver (M.A.), (Ph.D.)
Thesis Self-Defense in International Law and Policy (1988)
Institutions School of International Relations
University of Tehran
Islamic Azad University

Mohammad Javad Zarif (Persian: محمدجواد ظریف; Persian pronunciation: [mohæmːædd͡ʒæˌvɒːde zæˌɾiːf]; born c. 7 January 1960) is an Iranian politician. He has been foreign minister of Iran since 2013. He helped end the economic sanctions against Iran from many countries on 16 January 2016.

On 25 February 2019, Zarif resigned from his post as foreign minister. His resignation was rejected by President Hassan Rouhani.

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