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Kamal Kharrazi, PhD Biography

Title:
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“If the Palestinians decide to have two states, we don’t mind, but we are for a one-state solution.”

Newsweek Staff, “Kamal Kharrazi,” www.newsweek.com, Oct. 10, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Confirmed by the Majlis (Iranian Parliament) as Foreign Minister, August 20, 1997
  • Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations, since 1989
  • President of the Iran’s News Agency, 1980-1989
  • Served as a member of the Supreme Defense Council of Iran and the Head of the War Information Headquarters, 1980-1988
  • Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, 1979-1980
  • Managing Director of the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, 1979-1981
  • Vice President of Iranian National Television from March to August 1979
  • Founding member of the Islamic Research Institute, London
  • Member of the American Association of University Professors
  • Admitted to the New York Academy of Science, 1994
Education:
  • PhD, Education, University of Houston, 1976
  • MA, Education, Tehran University, 1972
  • BA, English Literature, Tehran University, 1969
Other:
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