Pro-reform voices emerge in Iran

TEHRAN, June 26 (UPI) -- An Iranian political leader said it was time for pro-reform movements to return to the country's political landscape for the sake of the country.

Iran president's sister loses election

TEHRAN, March 3 (UPI) -- A conservative rival defeated President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's sister in the Iranian parliamentary election.
Parliamentary elections under way in Iran

Parliamentary elections under way in Iran

TEHRAN, March 2 (UPI) -- Iranians voted Friday to select 290 members of the Majlis, the country's Parliament, the first elections since the 2009 presidential contest.

Iran ready to block oil exports to Europe

TEHRAN, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Iranian lawmakers are ready to back a bill that would cut oil exports to some members of the European Union before July, the parliamentary speaker said.
Iran arrests suspects in scientist's death

Iran arrests suspects in scientist's death

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Iranian authorities arrested several people suspected to be involved in the killing of a nuclear scientist in Tehran, an official said Monday.

France pulls some diplomats out of Iran

TEHRAN, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Some French diplomatic staff are leaving Iran following the attack by protesters on the British Embassy in Tehran, a French government official said.
London pulls staff from Iran

London pulls staff from Iran

LONDON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- London said Wednesday it shut its embassy in Tehran and pulled staff out of Iran in response to attacks on two compounds by Iranian demonstrators.

Iran spooked by U.S., Israeli covert ops

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Recent events, such as explosions and denials of explosions, underline how Iran is spooked by covert operations against its nuclear program.
Larijani: Israel not linked to explosion

Larijani: Israel not linked to explosion

TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Iranian Parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani Wednesday called baseless reports Israel was behind an explosion at a Revolutionary Guards base that killed 17.
Iran accuses BBC of bias amid nuclear row

Iran accuses BBC of bias amid nuclear row

TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- With bilateral ties souring amid nuclear allegations, Tehran announced it arrested a BBC correspondent for trying to manipulate public opinion in Iran.
U.S., Iran on new collision course

U.S., Iran on new collision course

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The alleged plot by Iran to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States is a sharp reminder terrorism is not just the purview of groups such as al-Qaida.
Iran says U.S. claims are 'childish'

Iran says U.S. claims are 'childish'

TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Iran rapped Washington after U.S. authorities accused Iranian agents of plotting to assassinate Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel al-Jubeir.
Revolutionary Guards' power grows in Iran

Revolutionary Guards' power grows in Iran

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The appointment of a top commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards as oil minister underlines the growing political and economic power of that elite force.

U.S. denies role in slaying of Iranian

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Accusing the West for suspicious activity inside Iran is a common practice for Tehran, a U.S. official said in denying links to a slain graduate student.

Iran blames U.S., Israel for death

TEHRAN, July 24 (UPI) -- Iran's parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani Sunday condemned the assassination of an Iranian scientist blaming Israel and the United States for his death.
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Ali Larijani
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)

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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