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U.S.: Iran orders Iraqi militants to hit U.S. Embassy if Syria is hit

U.S.: Iran orders Iraqi militants to hit U.S. Embassy if Syria is hit

TEHRAN, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- An intercepted order from Iran instructs militants in Iraq to hit the U.S. Embassy and other interests if a military strike on Syria occurs, U.S. officials said.

Iran may tap moderate to lead nuke talks

TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Iranian officials signaled Tuesday they may change the leader of their nuclear negotiating team, possibly tapping a diplomat educated in the United States.
Iran president ready to talk on nuke program

Iran president ready to talk on nuke program

TEHRAN, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Iran's new president took to Twitter Tuesday to say he thinks negotiations over the nation's hotly debated nuclear enrichment program could prove fruitful.

Iran mulls more nuclear talks in Kazakhstan

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, June 26 (UPI) -- A nuclear negotiating team from Iran is waiting on word from its diplomatic partners on whether to hold talks in Kazakhstan, an Iranian envoy said.
Few tilts seen from Iran with new president

Few tilts seen from Iran with new president

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei matters more in terms of foreign policy than the next Iranian president, a U.S. expert on Iran said Friday.
Polls open as six vie to become Iran's next president

Polls open as six vie to become Iran's next president

TEHRAN, June 14 (UPI) -- As millions of Iranians cast ballots in the country's presidential election, one candidate has been reaching out to reformists in recent days.
Iran: Khamenei the real winner in presidential election

Iran: Khamenei the real winner in presidential election

TEHRAN, June 13 (UPI) -- With the Revolutionary Guards poised to crash down on any political protests, Iran goes to the polls Friday in a presidential election in which the real winner will be the Islamic Republic's dour supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Iranians vote Friday for next president

TEHRAN, June 13 (UPI) -- Iranians vote Friday to choose a successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the country's president.

Iran's ruling cleric praises debate spirit

TEHRAN, June 12 (UPI) -- Debates between the eight candidates running for president in Iran show diverse opinions are welcomed in the Islamic republic, the ruling cleric said Wednesday.
Iranian presidential pool gets shallower

Iranian presidential pool gets shallower

TEHRAN, June 10 (UPI) -- Former Speaker of Parliament Gholam Ali Haddad Adel announced Monday he was pulling out of the Iranian presidential race four days before the vote.
Nuclear issue focus of third Iranian debate

Nuclear issue focus of third Iranian debate

TEHRAN, June 7 (UPI) -- Presidential candidates traded barbs over Iranian nuclear policy during debates Friday, with top negotiator Saeed Jalili being accused of incompetence.
Iran holds firm to nuclear rights

Iran holds firm to nuclear rights

TEHRAN, June 4 (UPI) -- Iran has no intention of retreating from its basic rights to conduct peaceful nuclear research, Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said.

Iran stands by uranium enrichment program

TEHRAN, May 30 (UPI) -- With Iran just weeks away from electing a new president, the country's chief nuclear negotiator said that Iran maintains the right to keep enriching uranium.

Rafsanjani speaks out after disqualification

TEHRAN, May 22 (UPI) -- The declining reputation of Iran and its related economic problems are the true enemies of the Islamic republic, former President Ali Akbar Rafsanjani said.
Top opposition candidate barred from Iran's presidential election

Top opposition candidate barred from Iran's presidential election

TEHRAN, May 22 (UPI) -- The leading opposition-backed candidate in Iran's presidential election was not on the list of eight candidates allowed to run, the Interior Ministry said.
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European Union Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana looks on as he listens to Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (not seen) during their meeting in Tehran, Iran on June 14, 2008. Solana presented to Iran the updated package of proposals seeking to resolve the problems that Iran's nuclear program raises with the international community and to enter into a normalized relationship with Iran. Germany and the five permanent United Nations Security Council members, Britain, the United States, France, Russia and China, prepared the new package. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)
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Saeed Jalili, (Persian: سعید جلیلی, born 1965 in Mashhad ) is an Iranian politician and the present secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council. On October 20, 2007, he replaced Ali Larijani as the secretary of the council and hence chief nuclear negotiator of Iran. He was previously Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs.

Born 1965 in Mashhad, Jalili has a Ph.D in political science from Imam Sadeq University, the title of his doctoral thesis was "Paradigm of Political Thought of Islam in the Holy Quran". He worked as a university lecturer before becoming a junior government official in 1989, rising to become Director General for Office of Supreme Leader of Iran in 2001 and Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs and an advisor to the President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005. He speaks Persian, English, and Arabic.

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