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Employment.png Iran/Ambassador/US
(Ambassador to the US)

Position not in use since 1979. Lots of interesting connections during the Shah's rule.

Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, Iran has had no ambassador to the United States. Diplomatic relations were severed in April 1980. Another noticeable change was in 1953, after the US-arranged coup against Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.

  • After the 1953 coup, the ambassadors were close to the royal court, such as Nasrollah Entezam, who was "Grand Master of Ceremonies".
  • Ali Amini, who later became Prime Minister, was counted as a "protégé of the United States".[1].



Office Holders on Wikispooks

Ardeshir Zahedi7 March 197311 February 1979
Ardeshir Zahedi16 March 19603 March 1962
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  1. Avery, P.; Bayne Fisher, William; Hambly, G. R. G.; Melville, C., eds. (1990). The Cambridge History of Iran. 7. Cambridge University Press. p. 275
  2. Milani, p. 83: "According to William Shawcross, Ansary 'was one of the richest men' in Iran."; Milani, p. 84: "...he had clearly come to America a very rich man—Forbes called him a 'multimillionaire refugee'—...".