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Mr Reza Pourmand Tehrani
Position(s) Former Deputy Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

Reza Pourmand Tehrani, is an experienced diplomat in multilateral and bilateral negotiations for more than three decades. He has served as Deputy Permanent Representative of the I.R. of Iran to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as well as Deputy Ambassador for Legal and International Affairs to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) & International Criminal Court (ICC) from September 2016 - July 2020 in The Hague - The Netherlands. At the same time he was assistance to the Coordinator of the Asian Group and Representative of the Asian Group to the process of designation of the new Director General of the OPCW. He had posted as Director of Department for Disarmament & International Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Tehran, from June 2014 - October 2015, and served as Legal advisor to the head of high level negotiation team for construction of new units 2 & 3 of Bushehr Nuclear power plants in Iran which was finalized and signed between the President of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI), Ali Akbar SALEH and Sergei KIRIYENKO, the Head of the Russian State Nuclear Company (ROSATOM), 9 - 11 November, 2014, Moscow - Russia Federation; Considering his deep experiences with IAEA, he has appointed as Director on Center for International Affairs, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), from 2012 - 2013, and had opportunity to be as head of of Negotiation team with ROSATOM at senior experts level on construction of unite 2 and 3 of Nuclear Power Plants in Bushehr; November 2012, Tehran - Iran; He was Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the I. R. of Iran to the United Nations and other International Organization in Vienna, from January 2007 - November 2011, as well as Alternate Resident Representative of the I.R. of Iran to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Deputy Head of Delegation of the I. R. of Iran to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). He had also opportunity for heading the meeting with Director General of IAEA H.E. Yukiya Amano and his Cabinet with participation of Ambassador of Turkey and Charge d’ affairs of Brazil as trilateral initiative on Nuclear Fuel Swap, for delivering positions of the President of AEOI, HE Dr. Salehi positions on Fuel Swap, 8th May 2010 in Vienna. During the negotiating of the Ad Hoc Group (AHD) of the States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), he served as Deputy Head of Iran’s Delegation to the Ad Hoc Group from 14 September 1999 to October 2002 in Geneva – Switzerland and had also the position of Assistance to the Facilitator on the Headquarters Agreement with the Host Country for the Seat of the BWC. At the same time he served as First Secretary of Permanent Mission of the I. R. of Iran to the Conference on Disarmament (CD). At the bilateral level he was in charge of trade and economic section of Embassy of the I. R. of Iran in Ottawa - Canada from 1992 -1995. He had received many honors and letters of appreciation from Deputy President of the I.R. of Iran and President of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization as well as Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the I. R. of Iran and other Iranian high ranking authority for level of his performances.