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Diplomatic Representation for Iran

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
April 7, 1980

(Formerly PERSIA)



Listed as Persia
May 17, 2897Mirza Alinaghi Khan, Ambassador Extraordinary on Special Mission
December 11, 1900LEGATION OPENED - Listed as Persia
December 11, 1900General Isaac Khan, E.E. and M.P.
June 1904 List General Morteza Khan, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
February 24, 1905E.E. and M.P.
(Minister removed from September 1911 List)
August 31, 1910Mirza Ali Kuli Khan, Charge d'Affaires (NOT a.i.)
March 17, 1914Mehdi Khan, E.E. and M.P.
April 25, 1918Mirza Ali-Kuli Khan, Nabil-ed-Dovleh, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
June 18, 1919Mirza Abdul Ali Khan, Sadigh-es-Saltaneh, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
August 8, 1919August E.E. and M.P.
August 30, 1921Hussein Alai, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
November 15, 1921E.E. and M.P.
October 5, 1926Fathollah Khan Noury Esfandiary, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
December 7, 1926Mirza Davoud Khan Meftah, E.E. and M.P.
October 17, 1931Yadollah Azodi, Charge d'Affaires (NOT a.i.)
June 12, 1933Ghaffar Djalal, E.E. and M.P.
April 1935 ListLISTED AS IRAN
January 14, 1936Hossein Ghods, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
January 25, 1939Dr. Ali Akbar Daftary, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
January 11, 1940H. Hadjeb-Davallou, in charge of Legation
(NOT Charge d'Affaires)
February 7, 1940Mohammed Schayesteh, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
February 13, 1940E.E. and M.P.
November 19, 1945Hussein Ala, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
November 29, 1945Amb. E. and P.
September 8, 1950Nasrollah Entezam, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
September 18, 1950Amb. E. and P.
September 18, 1952Allah-Yar Saleh, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
September 24, 1952Amb. E. and P.
September 28, 1953Mr. Abbas Aram, Charge d’Affaires a.i. (Ambassador carried as absent)
October 22, 1953Nasrollah Entezam, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
November 2, 1953Amb. E. and P.
January 19, 1956Ali Amini, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
January 24, 1956Amb. E. and P.
May 14, 1958Dr. Alo Gholi Ardalan, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
May 22, 1958Amb. E. and P.
March 16, 1960Ardeshir Zahedi, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
March 23, 1960Amb. E. and P.
March 30, 1962P.C. Hosein Qods-Nakhai, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
April 6, 1962Amb. E. and P.
April 5, 1963Mahmoud Foroughi, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
April 24, 1963Amb. E. and P.
May 11, 1965Dr. Khosro KHOSROVANI, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
June 7, 1965Amb. E. and P.
May 17, 1967Hushang Ansary, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
May 25, 1967Amb. E. and P
October 16, 1969Dr. Amir-Aslan AFSHAR, Amb. E. and P.
March 7, 1973Ardeshir Zahedi, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
April 9, 1973Amb. E. and P.
April 7, 1980EMBASSY CLOSED - Severed Diplomatic Relations


Special Terms*
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

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