Reformist withdraws from Iran's presidential race

TEHRAN, June 11 (UPI) -- Former Iranian vice president Mohammad Reza Aref said Tuesday he had dropped out of the country's presidential race, only three days before the election.

Critics line up against Iran's Rafsanjani

TEHRAN, May 15 (UPI) -- The political record of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani should be examined given his last-minute bid for president, his critics said.
Iran readies for parliamentary elections

Iran readies for parliamentary elections

TEHRAN, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Iranian officials are calling on voters to turn out Friday in what could be a key election in the Islamic republic.

Ahmadinejad goes to Baghdad

MOSCOW, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- It is already clear the Iranian president's upcoming visit to Iraq will not be just a regional event. This is a visit by the leader of U.S. enemy No. 1 to the country that is practically controlled by the United States.
ILGAR VELIZADE, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iran sees little U.S. threat

KUWAIT CITY, June 11 (UPI) -- The head of Iran's parliament doubts the United States will launch a military strike against his country due to its troubles in Iraq and Afghanistan.

US: Captured Iranians no diplomats

ARBIL, Iraq, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. military Sunday said five Iranians held by its troops in Iraq have links to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.

Iran wants reparations for 1980s Iraq war

TEHRAN, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Iran said it plans to take legal action against Iraq seeking damages for the 1980s U.S-backed war triggered by late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. "One of Saddam's crimes is damages he has inflicted on Iran which will be raised with the Iraqi government at

Iran to review nuclear cooperation policy

TEHRAN, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Iran's parliament, in response to U.N. sanctions, voted Wednesday to review its cooperation policy with the U.N.'s international nuclear watchdog agency.

Polls open in Iran elections

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The head of Iran's Interior Ministry said, as polls opened across the country Friday, his department would protect the integrity of the public's votes.

Iranian to head Asian parliaments group

TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The speaker of Iran's parliament was elected Saturday to lead the Conference of General Assembly of the Asian Parliaments Association for Peace.

Iranians mark embassy takeover anniversary

TEHRAN, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Demonstrators gathered in front of the former U.S. embassy in Tehran to commemorate the 1979 embassy takeover by Iranian students.

Iran notes embassy takeover anniversary

TEHRAN, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The speaker of Iran's parliament said Wednesday the Nov. 4, 1979, anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran was an Islamic milestone.

Iranian leaders criticize Security Council

TEHRAN, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Iranian leaders denounced a U.N. Security Council resolution that gives the country until the end of August to suspend its nuclear program.

Iran parliament re-elects speaker

TEHRAN, May 31 (UPI) -- Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel was re-elected to serve a third consecutive term as speaker of Iran's parliament with 150 of the 257 votes.

Afghan president tours Iran

TEHRAN, May 28 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai paid tribute to the late Ayatollah Khomeini, laying a wreath on his grave during a ceremony in Tehran.
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Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel
Iran's parliamentary speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel (L) sits at the weekly Friday prayers at Tehran University,Tehran, Iran, September 23, 2005. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel (غلامعلی حداد عادل in Persian) born in 1945 in Tehran, Iran, is an Iranian philosopher, politician and former chairman of the Iranian parliament. He is the first non-cleric in the post since the Iranian Revolution of 1979.

While officially ranking as the last (30th) candidate of Tehran in the Iran Majlis election, 2000 after some recounts by the Council of Guardians which had led to annulation of 700,000 Tehrani votes and removal of Alireza Rajaei and Ali Akbar Rahmani from the top 30, Haddad-Adel collected the most votes from Tehran four years later, in Iran Majlis election, 2004, when many reformist candidates where not allowed to run. He was supported by the Abadgaran alliance. He became the Speaker of Majlis for one year on June 6, 2004, with 226 votes out of 259. There was no other candidate running.

Haddad-Adel got his PhD in philosophy from University of Tehran in 1975, and has a BSc and an MSc in Physics, respectively from University of Tehran and University of Shiraz. He has studied Islamic philosophy under Morteza Motahhari and has also studied under Sayyed Hossein Nasr who is famous for his critique of Marxism. He is a critic of Ali Shariati's viewpoints on Safavid Shiism, and promotes a conservative order active in culture and intellect.

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