Dr. Zahrani became a member of Islamic Republic Foreign Ministry in 1981 and worked in different positions, not only in the head office. He was a part of negotiating team for UN resolution 598 to end Iran-Iraq war off. Survived a chemical attack launched by Iraqi forces during Iran-Iraq war. From 1999 to 2004 he was posted in to the Iran mission in New York. In 2004 he was appointed Director- General of the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS).