Featured Article
All Articles
Trending News
Most Visited News

How did Kerry's son-in-law met Vanessa Kerry?

Feb 14, 2013

A high profile marriage of an Iranian American doctor to actress Gina Davis was already reported (Link). But news now reveals that John Kerry's son-in-law is also a physician of Iranian-American descent. The news comes out shortly after Kerry faced staunch opposition from right wing pro-Israeli Republicans to his nomination as Secretary of State. In 2009 Dr. Vanessa Bradford Kerry, John Kerry’s younger daughter by his first wife, married Dr. Brian Vala Nahed. Although of Iranian ancestry, Dr. Nahed has never traveled to Iran.

UPDATE:Several malicious references have been made to this article by opponents of Dr. Kerry, falsely accusing of relations between Dr. Nahed and Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister. Our research shows there has been no such relation, and Dr. Nahed has never even traveled to Iran or held any interest in politics. Read more below ....

Vanessa Kerry Family

Dr. Brian Vala Nahed is son of Nooshin and Reza Nahed of Los Angeles. From the official wedding announcement in the October 2009 issue of New York Times: "The bridegroom graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles, and received his medical degree cum laude from Yale. His father, a pulmonologist and sleep medicine and critical-care physician, is the chief of staff at Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills, Calif. He also runs a private practice there, which is managed by the bridegroom’s mother."

The couple officially met, clad in scrubs, on an early September morning in 2005 at Massachusetts General Hospital. It was 5 a.m., and Dr. Kerry and Dr. Nahed, who had seen and noticed each other several times before, were taking a short break after making morning rounds. They had struck up a conversation when a very attractive nurse interrupted them by offering Dr. Nahed a cup of coffee. He was taken aback and Dr. Kerry was wide-eyed.

“I looked at him as if to say ‘O.K., I got your game, I’m done,’ ” Dr. Kerry recalled.

Dr. Nahed accepted the coffee, but said to the nurse, “I think you need to bring her a cup of coffee as well.”

Dr. Kerry was impressed with how he handled the situation. Almost immediately, they became friends. Two months later, they were dating. ...

Dr. Vanessa Kerry and Dr. Brian Vala Nahed

Senator Kerry, who has offered input on everything from choices of invitations and tablecloths to the style of his daughter’s wedding dress to the colors of the tents at their outdoor reception, was soon a member of the planning committee. .."

Related to Iranian Americans

Related:
Was marriage to an Iranian American a life changing experience for Geena Davis?

Related to Wedding:


© 2016 Kodoom LLC All Rights Reserved
 
  July 23, 2016

Independent Persian News Search Engine, Kodoom.com: Widespread clashes have been reported between people and the police in Iran's Chaharmahal Bakhtiari province, over government ...

  July 23, 2016

The Telegraph: The 18-year-old German-Iranian man who opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and a nearby McDonald's, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before ...

  July 20, 2016

Independent Persian News Search Engine, Kodoom.com: According to a deadline set by Iran's Anti-smuggling Agency, if Apple fails to officially register its brand and store in Iran by ...

  July 20, 2016

Independent Persian News Search Engine, Kodoom.com: An Iranian investor is reportedly prepared to spend €100 million to acquire the well known but financially struggling French ...

  July 19, 2016

Attacking Obama on the nuclear deal with Iran was not the only hot topic in the Republican Convention this week. CBS News reports that Donald Trump's wife (his third), Melania, was ...

  July 18, 2016

18th Asian Men's U20 Volleyball Championship in Taiwan: Iran's powerful victory over Japan in Semi-Finals./In the Championship Finals, Iran lost to China 3-2 in a close ...

  July 16, 2016

UNESCO - 15 July 2016 – The World Heritage Committee of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today inscribed four new sites in China, India, Iran and ...

  July 14, 2016

Hollywood Reporter- As part of its effort to increase diversity among its ranks, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently issued a record 683 invitations to new ...

  June 25, 2016

Wisconsin State Journal: A viral video of the forceful arrest of a young black woman Tuesday outside East Towne Mall in Wisconsin, sparked outrage from Madison’s black community and ...

  June 18, 2016

On June 9 2016, Dr. Reza Moridi, the Iranian-born member of the Ontario Parliament, himself a physicist, spoke on behalf of the Liberal Caucus to welcome Professor Arthur McDonald, ...

  ۳ related news

Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani said on Tuesday that security in Pakistan is very important to Iran. During his second round of meeting with Nasser Khan Janjua, the National Security advisor of Pakistan, Shamkhani said that Iran will spare no effort in helping Pakistan ...

  ۴ related news

Iran’s exports of natural gas to its northwestern neighbor, Armenia, will be tripled from its present one million cubic meters (mcm) to three mcm per day by the end of 2018, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh announced on Tuesday. As Shana news agency reported, after his meeting with Armenian ...

  Iran Focus - July 27, 2016

An Iranian Christian woman held in the infamous Evin Prison since July 15, 2013, has now spent over three weeks on a hunger strike. despite her developing Multiple Sclerosis and long-term heart condition began her second hunger strike on July 5 protesting the treatment she has received in prison ...

  Payvand - July 27, 2016

Iran has set ceilings for monthly salaries of political and non-political figures following widespread criticism of inflated salaries. According to measures taken by the salary monitoring council, government officials including the heads of executive, legislative, and judicial powers, the first ...

  Radio Free Europe - Ten hours ago

An image published by the Iran-based Al-Mustafa ِInternational University shows the opening of their semester in Prishtina, Kosovo's capital./ Iran's promotion of its brand of Shi'ite Islam across the Middle East has been obvious for decades, but such activities in Europe largely managed to fly ...

  Iran Focus - July 27, 2016

Thousands of Iranian Azeris took to the streets on July 26 to protest insulting comments made about their community in the state-run daily Tarhe-No. Iran's largest ethnic minority protested across Iran’s Eastern and Western Azerbaijan provinces. In Tabriz, thousands gathered in Darayi Street and ...

  Iran Focus - Eight hours ago

Patrick J. Kennedy, a former U.S. Representative for Rhode Island, wrote a piece in which he decried Iran’s crackdown on opposition forces following the success of the “Free Iran” rally in Paris. The nephew of US President, John. F. Kennedy, criticised the Iranian regime for its persecution of ...

  Gulf News - 14 hours ago

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have presented a complaint to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon regarding repeated transgressions and assaults committed by Iranian military boats in the waters of the submerged area adjacent to the area divided between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The Permanent Missions of ...

  Tehran Times - July 27, 2016

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that relations between Iran and Ghana has entered a new stage. “A new chapter has been opened in relations between Iran and Ghana,” Zarif said during a meeting with Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama in Accra on Tuesday. ...

  Iran Focus - 12 hours ago

Writing for The Diplomat on July 28, Struan Stevenson, former Member of the European Parliament and President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA), argued that the West's nuclear deal with Iran was in danger of collapse. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), now a year old, ...

  Gulf News - 13 hours ago

The increase in cargoes to Asia shows Iran is having some success in meeting its pledge to prioritise regaining market share/ Tehran: At the biggest oil market in the world, crude from Iran is back in vogue. Iran boosted exports to major oil consumers in Asia during the first half of this year, ...

  BBC - 17 hours ago

Iran has capped salaries of public officials, but many Iranians believe it came too late "Payslip-gate", as it has come to be known, has been dominating the news headlines in Iran for months. The scandal began in May when the payslips of top managers at the state insurance company were leaked to ...

  Payvand - July 27, 2016

Hepatitis will be eradicated in Iran by the next 15 years, the director for communicable diseases department of the Health Ministry has said. Infected blood, infected syringe, infected food stuff and drinks, and high risk sexual behaviors are of the causes of the hepatitis, Tasnim news agency ...

  Wall Street Journal - Four hours ago

Iran held the number-one spot for the third consecutive year in the Basel AML Index, an annual ranking of countries assessing their money laundering risk. The 2016 edition of the index, published this week by the Basel Institute on Governance, covers 149 countries; it’s the fifth edition of the ...

  Radio Free Europe - Three hours ago

Ayatollah Mahmud Taleghani, a key figure of the 1979 Islamic Revolution who became Tehran's first Friday Prayers leader after the revolution, was a known chain smoker who wasn't shy about his habit./ A major reformist Iranian daily has created controversy by altering an iconic image of a ...

  Payvand - Seven hours ago

has directly interfered in the case of imprisoned Christian convert -who has been on hunger strike to persuade the authorities to consider her for early release-in another example of the Judiciary’s lack of independence. “An official from the Intelligence Ministry met my daughter in prison and ...

  Fox News - Nine hours ago

One of the five military vessels from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps that approached a U.S. warship hosting one of America's top generals on a day trip through the Strait of Hormuz is pictured in this July 11, 2016 handout photo./ Iran is threatening again to close the Strait of Hormuz – a key ...

  Trend - Ten hours ago

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the Islamic Republic is ready to help Mali in its fight against terrorism. “Iran is ready to cooperate with Bamako in fight against terrorism and extremism,” IRNA news agency quoted Zarif as saying at a meeting with Mali’s Prime Minister ...

  Trend - 11 hours ago

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has hailed ties between Tehran and Conakry saying his ongoing West Africa tour is the beginning of a new chapter in the Islamic Republic’s ties with the African countries. At a meeting with Prime Minister of Guinea, Mamady Youla in Conakry, Zarif ...

  Payvand - 13 hours ago

Tehran’s recent ultimatum to Apple, the US tech giant, to open up an office in Iran or face a ban on Apple products in the country, was presented as a bid to end the loss of tax revenue from millions of iPhones smuggled into Iran, but its real goal is to break through the wall of US sanctions ...

  Iran Focus - 19 hours ago

to the ‘Alliance for Public Awareness - Iranian Communities in Europe’. Ambassador Bloomfield was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs from 2001-2005, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern affairs (1992-1993), Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for ...

  Christian Science Monitor - 15 hours ago

In the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, wary hardliners want to maintain their influence. Taking hostages is their tried-and-true way of creating leverage./ The strong working relationship between Secretary of State John Kerry (l.) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, seen here in ...

Washington DC Screening: 50 Kilos of Cherries (50 Kilo Albaloo), Best Selling Iranian Comedy
July 17 to Aug 2, 2016 - Washington, DC
Iranian Women's Studies Foundation (IWSF) Conference, Feat. Abjeez Concert
Aug 5-7, 2016 - College Park, MD
Erfane Keyhani Spiritual Well Being and Well Being Classes
Washington, DC
Siavash Live in Concert
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 - Vienna, VA
Iranian Events Around the World
Sponsored Ad
Erfane Keyhani Spiritual Well Being and Well Being Classes
Iranian Women's Studies Foundation (IWSF) Conference, ...
Aug 5-7, 2016
Siavash Live in Concert
Friday, Aug 26, 2016
Washington DC Screening: 50 Kilos of Cherries (50 Kilo ...
July 17 to Aug 2, 2016
Iranian Events Around the World
Christian Woman Denied Prison Release in Iran Despite Serious Health Conditions
Iranian officials allowed to receive maximum $2800 per month
Cleric's Kosovo Arrest Puts Iran's Balkan Activities Under Spotlight
Azeri protests in Iran met by water cannons and rubber bullets
Kennedy slams Iran for oppression of political opposition
Iranian military boats encroach Saudi, Kuwaiti waters
In Iran, Water Wars start, 180 injured (Videos)
Depressed Iranian-German teenager behind mass ...
Iran to ban iPhones if Apple fails to officially ...
Iranian investor bids for Olympique de Marseille
Did Melania Trump plagiarize from Michelle Obama?
Iran crushes Japan 3-0 in Asian Men's U20 ...