Iran's Parliament votes to dismiss Minister of Science Reza Faraji-Dana

Iran's Parliament votes to dismiss Minister of Science Reza Faraji-Dana

TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (UPI) --The Iranian Parliament voted Wednesday to impeach Minister of Science Reza Faraji-Dana.
JC Finley

European lawmakers arrive in Iran

TEHRAN, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The European Parliament confirmed Friday a five-member delegation arrived in Iran to work to re-establish bilateral ties with Iranian legislators.
Iran's Khamenei undeterred by sanctions

Iran's Khamenei undeterred by sanctions

TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- International pressure exerted on the Iranian government is designed to curtail its scientific progress, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said.

Iran said ready to propose nuclear-program curbs

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Iran plans to offer to stop making near-weapons-grade nuclear fuel, a key U.S. demand, when it meets with world powers, diplomatic officials said.
Ahmadinejad, Rouhani discuss future

Ahmadinejad, Rouhani discuss future

TEHRAN, June 18 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told his successor Tuesday he was taking the mantle of a country in the path to glory.

Outgoing Iranian president summoned to court over lawsuit

TEHRAN, June 18 (UPI) -- Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been summoned to answer charges filed in a criminal court in Tehran, a government website says.

Iran: Khamenei gets tough as poll nears

TEHRAN, March 7 (UPI) -- The power struggle in Iran is getting rougher as President Mahmoud Ahmadienjad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei square off.

Iran's 'Stairway to Heaven'

HERNDON, Va., March 5 (UPI) -- P5+1 negotiators seem giddy over claims by Iran that the parties may have reached a "turning point" in the effort to resolve Tehran's nuclear issue.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iran's top cleric raps political fighting

TEHRAN, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Political infighting between Iranian leaders is "bad and unsuitable," said Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei ahead of presidential elections.

Ahmadinejad aide released from jail

TEHRAN, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Iranian news agencies said Wednesday the imprisoned aide of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been released less than two days after his arrest.

Iranian president's protege arrested

TEHRAN, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A protege of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested, the Tehran prosecutor's office announced on its website.
White House 'considering' talks with Iran

White House 'considering' talks with Iran

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The White House is open to considering talks with Iran to ensure it meets its nuclear obligations but has little tolerance for stalling, a spokesman said.

Iran, N. Korea discuss expanded trade ties

TEHRAN, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Iran's supreme leader told a North Korean official in Tehran this weekend the two nations face common enemies.

Iran to push for stronger ties to Russia

TEHRAN, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Iran and Russia have "common views" that could lead to "constructive cooperation" between the two nations, the speaker of Iran's parliament said Saturday.

Ban Ki-moon meets with Iranian leaders

TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Wednesday with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
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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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