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Revolutionary Diplomat: A Tribute to Hossein Amir Abdollahian

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Revolutionary Diplomat: A Tribute to Hossein Amir Abdollahian
Amir Abdollahian was a prominent figure in international diplomacy, recognized for his ethical conduct, humility, and deep understanding of regional and global developments. Throughout his career, he maintained close relationships with leaders and supporters of the resistance front, highlighting his commitment to advocating for the oppressed, particularly during the recent Gaza conflict.

One notable incident involved a European foreign minister expressing distress over Iran's missile and drone strikes on the apartheid “Israeli” entity.
Amir Abdollahian pointedly responded by questioning the lack of concern for the six months of relentless bombardment on Gaza, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of women and children. This exchange underscored his dedication to justice and his ability to confront double standards in international politics.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei described Amir Abdollahian as an active and dedicated diplomat. His career exemplified the symbiotic relationship between field operations and diplomacy, proving that both elements are crucial for effective international relations.

The late FM’s diplomatic acumen was evident in his efforts to resolve the frozen asset issue with South Korea and his strategic moves to enhance Iran's international standing through multilateral diplomacy. His legacy includes increasing foreign exchanges, unfreezing significant financial resources, and securing Iran's presidency of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue.

His contributions extended beyond regional diplomacy, forging strong ties with world leaders and promoting Iran's role in global organizations like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Eurasian Economic Union. His commitment to multilateralism and regional security, along with his advocacy for justice at the United Nations, left an indelible mark on international diplomacy.

His colleagues and international counterparts alike mourned his passing, recognizing his profound impact on Iran's foreign policy and regional diplomacy.

“We know nothing about him except good…”
Former Iranian ambassador to Croatia, Parviz Esmaili
"His patience and forbearance were not just accidental but were the results of active and rigorous self-discipline. The late Amir Abdollahian was a self-made diplomat"​​
Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ali Bahraini
"His friendliness was always praised by friends and colleagues. This good character was also well-known among his counterparts in neighboring countries, and his personal relationship often resolved bilateral and regional issues, accelerating the process.”
Iran’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Alireza Enayati
“Amir Abdollahian greatly contributed to strengthening multilateralism, peaceful global order.”
Turkish ambassador, Hicabi Kirlangiç
“Amir Abdollahian had deep vision of geopolitical issues.”
Pakistan ambassador Muhammad Mudassir Tipu
“Martyr Amir Abdollahian strengthened Iran’s position in the world.”
Bolivian ambassador, Romina Guadalupe Pérez Ramos
“Amir Abdollahian deeply understood Africa.”
Zimbabwean envoy, Bright Kupemba
“Facilitating key negotiations was a testament to Amir Abdollahian’s diplomatic acumen.”
Korean ambassador, Kim Junpyo
“In the loss of His Excellency Amir Abdollahian, India has lost a valuable interlocutor who well understood the civilizational basis of India-Iran friendship, as well as the longterm potential of our bilateral and regional cooperation.”
Indian Ambassador to Tehran, Rudra Gaurav Shresth
Amir Abdollahian's patience, prudence, and methodical approach to foreign policy enabled him to navigate complex issues and secure benefits for Iran. His legacy as a revolutionary diplomat, bridging the gap between theory and practice, will inspire future generations to uphold ethical principles and work tirelessly for a more just and peaceful world.
Source : Tehran Times