List of ambassadors of the United States to Iran

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Ambassador of the United States to Iran
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Seal of the United States Department of State
Nominator The President of the United States
Inaugural holder Leland Burnette Morris
Formation 1944
Abolished 1979

Prior to 1944, Iran was not served by a United States ambassador; instead, a diplomatic minister was sent. The first ambassador was named in 1944.

After the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1979, the United States terminated diplomatic relations with the regime, therefore no ambassadors have since been appointed. The United States government has since then been represented in Iran by the United States Interests Section of the Embassy of Switzerland in Tehran.

List of Ambassdors

This is a list of United States ambassadors and other heads of diplomatic missions to Iran.


See also


External links

  • United States Department of State: Chiefs of Mission for Iran
  • United States Department of State: Iran
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