Mohsen Rais

Mohsen Rais (Persian: محسن رئیس; 1896[1]–1975[citation needed]) was an Iranian diplomat and served as foreign minister and as ambassador during the Pahlavi era.

Iranian politician
Mohsen Rais
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
1950–1951
Monarch Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Minister of Posts and Telecommunications
In office
1942–1942
Monarch Rezā Shāh
Ambassador of Iran to the United Kingdom
In office
1961–1962
Preceded by Hossein Ghods-Nakhai
Succeeded by Ardeshir Zahedi
In office
1947–1950
Preceded by Hassan Taqizadeh
Succeeded by Ali Soheili
Ambassador of Iran to Iraq
In office
1943–1947
Preceded by Mussa Nuri Esfandiary
Succeeded by Muhammed Shayesta
Personal details
Born 1896
Tehran[citation needed]
Died 1975[citation needed]
Alma mater University of Geneva

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Rais was born in 1896 in Tehran.[citation needed] His father was Zahir ol-Mulk.[citation needed] He was a graduate of the University of Geneva.[citation needed]

Rais joined the Iranian foreign ministry in 1919. He served as a counsellor in Paris from 1930 to 1933.[citation needed] He was named director of the League of Nations and treaty department in the ministry in 1933 and was in office until 1935.[citation needed] He was the ambassador of Iran to Germany from 1935 to 1938.[2][3] In 1938, he served as acting foreign minister.[citation needed] He was appointed director general of the political affairs at the foreign ministry in 1938 and his tenure ended in 1939.[citation needed]

Then he held the posts of ambassador to Romania and Yugoslavia (1939-1941), ambassador to France (1941-1942), minister of posts and telecommunications (1942) and ambassador to Iraq (1943-1947). He was appointed Iran’s ambassador to the United Kingdom on 6 August 1947, replacing Hassan Taqizadeh in the post.[4] He held the post until 1950 and was succeeded by Ali Soheili in the post.[5] Then Rais was appointed foreign minister on 18 July 1950 replacing Mahmud Salahi who had been serving as the acting foreign minister[6][7] and his term lasted until 1951.[1] From 1958 to 1960, he was the governor-general of Azerbaijan.[citation needed] He was again transferred to diplomatic post and served as ambassador to France (1958 and 1962-1963), to the Netherlands (1960-1961) and the Court of St. James’s (1961-1962).[citation needed] His last public office was the governor of Tehran (1964-1969) and during the same period he was also a senator.[citation needed]

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