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Sadeq Tabatabaei

Iranian politician

Sadeq Tabatabaei (Persian: صادق طباطبایی‎; 12 December 1943 – 21 February 2015) was an Iranian writer, journalist, TV host, university professor at the University of Tehran and politician.

He served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1979 to 1980. He was also Deputy Minister of the Interior and held the March 1979 referendum. He was Iran's Ambassador to Germany from 1982 until 1986. He died of lung cancer in Duesseldorf.