Centrist tops field of six to win Iranian presidential election

Centrist tops field of six to win Iranian presidential election

TEHRAN, June 15 (UPI) -- Hassan Rouhani has received more than half the votes in the Iranian presidential election with his closest contender far behind, officials say.

Iranian officials in Pakistan on Jundallah

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The Iranian interior minister led a delegation to Pakistan on Friday to discuss the fallout from a terrorist attack in Sistan-Baluchistan province.

Iran holds 'special session' on killings

TEHRAN, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Iranian authorities held a special investigative session with local police in western Kordestan province following a string of assassinations, ministers said.

Militancy in Kordestan troubles Iran

TEHRAN, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The perpetrators of the spate of terrorist attacks in the western Iranian province of Kordestan must be dealt with firmly, the Iranian vice president said.

Iran commissions stealth submarine

BANDAR ABBAS, Iran, June 1 (UPI) -- Iran commissioned three new Ghadir-class submarines for its naval fleet at a Monday ceremony, bringing the total number of the sonar-evading vessels to seven.

Iran touts defense capabilities

TEHRAN, May 27 (UPI) -- Iran inaugurated a production line for the development of its Younes 6 military hovercraft as Tehran boosts its defense capabilities.

UPI Energy Watch

Iran, Russia in energy cooperation talks; Violence in Nigeria continues; China lends money for a pipeline from Russia

Iran calls for regional security alliance

TEHRAN, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Iranian defense officials expressed a desire to form a regional security alliance to safeguard the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.

Defense chief says Iran military primed

TEHRAN, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The Iranian defense minister says Iran's armed forces are ready to counter any surprise attack with a crushing response.
Report: U.S. to order limited raid on Iran

Report: U.S. to order limited raid on Iran

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- The United States is moving closer to ordering a limited attack on Iranian Revolutionary Guard installations, a military intelligence group reports.

Iran prepared for potential U.S. action

TEHRAN, May 31 (UPI) -- Iran is prepared for any potential war scenario that the United States may choose to implement in the future, the Iranian Defense Minister says.

Iran inaugurates defense production line

SHIRAZ, Iran, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Iran began operations Tuesday at a production facility manufacturing advanced radar and electronic war equipment, a minister said.

Iran vows to defend Gulf against all

BUSHEHR, Iran, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The Iranian defense minister, in an obvious reference to the United States, vowed that Tehran would defend the Persian Gulf's security against all threats.

European Defense Contracts

BRUSSELS, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- EADS will sell three tanker/transport planes to Saudi Arabia

Iran negotiating with Russia for missiles

TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Iranian defense minister said the country is in negotiations to buy the Tur-M1 missile system from Russia.
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Mostafa Mohammad Najjar
Iran's nominated Defence Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar leaves the podium after delivering his speech in parliament in Tehran, Iran on August 23, 2005.(UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Mostafa Mohammad Najjar (Persian: مصطفى محمد نجّار, born 2 December 1952) is the current Interior minister of Iran since August 9, 2009. He was Minister of Defense in the first cabinet of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from 2005 to 2009. He is a veteran of the Revolutionary Guards .

He was born on 2 December 1952 in capital city of Tehran. He is gratunated from K. N. Toosi University of Technology in 1977. He joint to the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution since the establishment of the body in 1980, where he was in charge of the Middle East Department, with Israel, Lebanon and the Persian Gulf as places of particular attention. He was active for Military service in Kurdistan from 1980 to 1985 in the Iran-Iraq War. He became Head of Saad by Yahya Rahim Safavi in 1995.

He was designed by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the Parliament for Ministry of Defense in August 2005 and received 191 to 62 of votes and became Minister in August 9, 2005. He was minister until August 2009, when Ahmadinejad was reelected and designed Mohammad-Najjar as Minister of Interior. He received 178 to 72 of votes and became Minister of Interior to succeed Sadegh Mahsouli. In his ministry, Abdolmalek Rigi the Head of Terrorist group of Jundullah was arrested.

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