Gunnar Jarring (gŭn´är yär´Ĭng), 1907–, Swedish diplomat. He entered diplomatic service during World War II and was minister to India (1948–51), Ceylon (now Sri Lanka; 1950–51), and Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan (1951–52). In 1956, he became Sweden's ambassador and permanent delegate to the United Nations. He later served as ambassador to the United States (1958–64) and ambassador to the Soviet Union (1964–73). He was special envoy to the UN Secretary-General on the Middle East (1967–90), holding extensive talks with Arab and Israeli leaders.
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