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LARIJANI PRESS CONFERENCE
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani listens to a journalist's question during his press conference in Tehran, Iran on August 6, 2006. Larijani said that Iran will expand uranium enrichment activities in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution giving the Islamic Republic until August 31 to halt nuclear activities or face the threat of political and economic sanctions. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)
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Ali Ardashir Larijani (Persian: علی اردشیر لاریجانی; born 1 January 1958 in Najaf, Iraq) iranin born Amol is an Iranian philosopher, politician and the chairman of the Iranian parliament. 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.

Ali Larijani was born on 1 January 1958 in Najaf, Iraq. His father, Ayatollah Hashemi Amoli was an ayatollah that works in Najaf after was exiled by Mohammad Reza Shah. They moved to Iran after Iranian Revolution in 1979.

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