Mahmoud Vaezi

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Mahmoud Vaezi
Mahmoud Vaezi 2018.jpg
Vaezi in 2018
Chief of Staff of the President of Iran
In office
20 August 2017 – 24 November 2018
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byMohammad Nahavandian
Succeeded byTBD
Minister of Information and Communications Technology
In office
15 August 2013 – 20 August 2017
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byMohammad Hassan Nami
Succeeded byMohammad Javad Jahromi
Head of Telecommunication Company of Iran
In office
Personal details
Born (1952-05-22) 22 May 1952 (age 66)
Tehran, Iran
Political partyModeration and Development Party[1]
Spouse(s)Parvin Dadandish[2]
Alma materSacramento State University
San Jose State University
Louisiana State University
AwardsAZ Dostlug Order ribbon-2.png Dostlug Order[4]
WebsiteGovernmental website

Mahmoud Vaezi (Persian: محمود واعظی‎, born 22 May 1952) is an Iranian engineer, politician, former diplomat and Chief of Staff of the President of Iran. He was formerly Minister of Communication from 2013 until 2017.

He obtained B.S. and M.S. in degrees in Electrical Engineering from Sacramento State University and San Jose State University and was PhD student in Telecommunications engineering at Louisiana State University which he left unfinished. He holds M.A. and Ph.D in International Relations from Tehran and Warsaw Universities respectively.

He is Center for Strategic Research Deputy of Foreign Policy and International Relations. He was Managing Director and Chairman of Board of Directors of Telecommunication Company of Iran and also the First Deputy Minister of Post and Telecommunication from 1980 to 1987. From 1990 to 1997, he was Political Deputy of Foreign Minister in Europe and American Countries Affairs. He was deputy foreign minister of Iran in Europe and American Countries Affairs before and an adviser to Hassan Rouhani in his 2013 presidential campaign and was considered a potential foreign minister in his first government but he was nominated for the communication ministry. He was announced on 26 July 2017 that he will not continued as communication minister in Rouhani's second cabinet. On 20 August 2017, he was named as Chief of Staff of the President of Iran.

During his tenure at foreign ministry he played role in signing Tehran Communiqué about Karabakh dispute.[5]


  1. ^ Seyed Hossein Mousavian (5 July 2013), "The Rise of the Iranian Moderates", Al-Monitor, retrieved 7 December 2016
  2. ^ همسر وزیر ارتباطات مشاور وزیر فرهنگ و ارشاد اسلامی در امور بانوان شد
  3. ^ از وزیر خارجه در سایه تا فیلترینگ/ درباره محمود واعظی چه می دانید؟+ تصاویر
  4. ^ "President Ilham Aliyev presented "Dostluq" Order to Minister of Information and Communications Technology of Iran". Azertag. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2010-05-06.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Mohammad Nahavandian
Chief of Staff of the President of Iran
Supervisor of Presidential Administration
Party political offices
Preceded by
Head of Political Bureau of Moderation and Development Party Incumbent