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Ali Larijani

Politician from Iran

Ali Larijani Ali Ardashir Larijani (Persian: علی اردشیر آملی لاریجانی‎; born 3 June 1958) is an Iranian philosopher, politician and the current chairman of the Parliament of Iran. Larijani was the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council from August 15, 2005 to October 20, 2007, appointed to the position by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, replacing Hassan Rowhani. Acceptance of Larijani's resignation from the secretary position was announced on October 20, 2007 by Gholamhossein Elham, the Iranian government's spokesman, mentioning that his previous resignations were turned down by President Ahmadinejad. Larijani is one of the two representatives of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to the council, the other being Hassan Rowhani. In his post as secretary he effectively functioned as the top negotiator on issues of national security, including Iran's nuclear program. Larijani was born on 3 June 1958 in Najaf, Iraq. His father, Ayatollah Mirza Hashemi Amoli was an ayatollah that worked in Najaf after being exiled by Mohammad Reza Shah. They moved to Iran after the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Dr. Larijani graduated with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Sharif University of  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1958-06-03
Place of birth
Najaf
Nationality
Iran
Parents
Mohammad Javad Larijani, Sadegh Larijani, Hashem Amoli, Bagher Larijani
Children
Mohammad Javad Larijani Sadegh Larijani Bagher Larijani
Siblings
Mohammad Javad Larijani Sadegh Larijani
Profession
Politician, Diplomat

Political career

Party From To
Islamic Society of Engineers

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