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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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