|Ambassador of Iran to United Arab Emirates|
|Preceded by||Mohammadi-Ali Najafabadi|
|Succeeded by||Mahdi Aghajafari (Chargé d'affaires)|
|Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
16 November 1998 – 10 September 2006
|President||Mohammad KhatamiMahmoud Ahmadinejad|
|Preceded by||Mahmoud Mohammadi|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Ali Hosseini|
|Ambassador of Iran to France|
|President||Akbar Hashemi RafsanjaniMohammad Khatami|
|Ambassador of Iran to East Germany|
|President||Ali KhameneiAkbar Hashemi Rafsanjani|
|Born||1952 (age 70–71)|
Tehran, Imperial State of Iran
Hamid Reza Assefi (Persian: حمیدرضا آصفی) was born in Tehran, Iran. Spokesman, Vice Minister of Parliamentary and Consular Affairs and Communication, and the Special Assistant to the Minister at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs under President Khatami.
He was an ambassador of Iran during 1994 till 1998. He was also Ambassador of Iran to France during the 1998 World Cup where he gave the Iranian fans flags and posters of the Iranian national football team.
On 12 February 2006, he stated that "I believe the crimes committed by the Zionist regime are greater than the Holocaust. Unfortunately, the Zionist regime is blackmailing the Europeans with the Holocaust."
Speaking about Baghdad bridge stampede that occurred on 31 August 2005 when up to 1,000 people died he said: "[Iran offers its] condolences and sympathy with the Iraqi people and government. Suspicious hands are involved in conspiracies to incite violence and bloodshed among the different Iraqi groups and tribes so that they disturb the security and calm of the Iraqi people"
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- Iran defames Holocaust suffering, from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency