who-is-who-iranian-threat-in-latin-america: Mohammad Hassan Ghadiri Abyaneh
Diplomat and Iranian academic, Mohammad Hassan Ghadiri was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1953. He began his university studies in 1971 in Florence, Italy, where two years later he founded the first Islamic Association for Iranian Students in Italy. There he received his first undergraduate diploma and later a PhD in architecture. He also completed a PhD in Strategic Science that he achieved in Tehran.
Opposed to the monarchic regimen of Sha Mohammad Reza Pahlevi, Ghadiri was designated to his first diplomatic functions immediately after the triumph of the revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew the Sha.
During his diplomatic career he worked as Iran’s ambassador in Australia and Mexico. Ghadiri developed an interest for languages: he speaks English, Spanish, Italian and Farsi, his mother tongue.
During his stay in Mexico, Ghadiri had a very active administration. According to a cable from the State Department from United States dated March 2009, which was published by Wikileaks, Ghadiri embarked in a campaign to increase the presence of Iran in Mexico. His plan even included a project to open a consulate in Tijuana.
Another Wikileaks cable published in March 2009 called Ghadiri’s anti-Semitic rhetoric as “problematic” for Mexico and revealed that the Mexican secret services kept a close eye around the diplomat’s activities.
Ghadiri wrote, amongst other books, This is Islam, edited in 2008 and translated to several languages.
Currently he is a professor in International Relations and Strategy in Tehran.