President of Iran


Hassan RouhaniHassan Rouhani

Date of Birth: 12 November 1948
Birth Place: Sorkheh, Iran
Political Party: Combatant Clergy Association
Arrival in Power: 3 August 2013
Religion: Shia Islam
Profession: Cleric, Lawyer, Academic

Biography:


Hassan Rouhani was born in Sorkheh, Iran, in 1948. Hassan Rouhani is the current President of Iran. Hassan Rouhani studied at the University of Tehran and also at the Glasgow Caledonian University. Hassan Rouhani was an early follower of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Hassan Rouhani was involved in the 1979 Iranian revolution against the Shah.

Hassan Rouhani was first elected to the parliament of Iran in 1980, he was a member until 2000, during this time he served on several important committees including defence and foreign policy. Hassan Rouhani also played a leading role during the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980's.

Hassan Rouhani has also held several high level posts inside the Supreme National Security Council of Iran and has been an important adviser to the Ayatollah Khamenei over the years.

Hassan Rouhani ran in the 2013 Iranian Presidential elections, several candidates dropped out of the race and pledged support for Rouhani which helped make him the favorite. Hassan Rouhani became the President of Iran on August 3rd 2013.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan_Rouhani

Updated on: December 19th, 2013

 

Supreme Leader of Iran


Ali KhameneiAli Khamenei

Date of Birth: 17 July 1939
Birth Place: Mashhad, Iran
Political Party: Combatant Clergy Association
Arrival in Power: 4 June 1989
Religion: Shia Islam
Profession: Cleric

Biography:


Ali Khamenei was born in Mashhad, Iran, in 1939. Ali Khamenei is the current Supreme Leader of Iran. Before becoming Supreme Leader, Ali played an important role in the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Ali Khamenei was the President of Iran from 1981 to 1989 before being named supreme leader in 1989 a post he has held ever since. Ali Khamenei was the victim of an assassination attempt in 1981.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Khamenei

Updated on: December 19th, 2013

President of Iran


Mahmoud AhmadinejadMahmoud Ahmadinejad

Date of Birth: 28 October 1956
Birth Place: Aradan, Iran
Political Party: Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, Islamic Society of Engineers
Arrival in Power: 3 August 2005
Religion: Shia Islam
Profession: Civil Engineer

Biography:


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was born in Aradan, Iran, in 1956. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the President of Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad studied Civil Engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology, he also holds a PhD from the same school. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was for a time a provincial governor and was later Mayor of Tehran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ran in the 2005 presidential elections and won, he was re-elected in 2009 although there were large protest against the latest elections. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a vocal critic of the United States and Israel, where he does not recognize Israel's right to exist.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad

Updated on: December 14th, 2013