Hamid-Reza Assefi

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Hamid-Reza Assefi
Hamid-Reza Assefi on June 23, 2003
Ambassador of Iran to United Arab Emirates
In office
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byMohammadi-Ali Najafabadi
Succeeded byMahdi Aghajafari (Chargé d'affaires)
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
In office
16 November 1998 – 10 September 2006
PresidentMohammad Khatami
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byMahmoud Mohammadi
Succeeded byMohammad Ali Hosseini
Ambassador of Iran to France
In office
PresidentAkbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Mohammad Khatami
Ambassador of Iran to East Germany
In office
PresidentAli Khamenei
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Personal details
Born1952 (age 70–71)
Tehran, Imperial State of Iran

Hamid Reza Assefi (Persian: حمیدرضا آصفی) was born in Tehran, Iran.[citation needed] 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.[1] 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"

He was Iran's ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.[citation needed]


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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran
Succeeded by