Ardeshir Zahedi, Irrepressible Iranian Diplomat, Dies at 93

Ardeshir Zahedi, who as Iran’s ambassador to the USA hosted a few of Washington’s most lavish, star-studded events and derived his cachet partially from his closeness to the shah, died on Thursday in exile at his villa within the lakeside city of Montreux, close to Lausanne, Switzerland. He was 93. Iran’s state-run Islamic Republic Information