Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri

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Ali-Akbar Nateq-Nouri
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Speaker of the Parliament of Iran
In office
3 May 1992 – 3 May 2000
Preceded by Mehdi Karroubi
Succeeded by Mehdi Karroubi
Minister of the Interior
In office
15 August 1981 – 19 August 1985
President Ali Khamenei
Prime Minister Mahdavi Kani
Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Preceded by Mahdavi Kani
Succeeded by Akbar Mohtashamipur
Personal details
Born (1944-10-06) 6 October 1944 (age 70)
Noor, Mazandaran, Iran
Alma mater Tehran University (B.A. in Theology and Law)
Religion Shia Islam

Ali Akbar Nateq-Nouri (Persian: علی‌اکبر ناطق‌نوری‎), sometimes spelled Nategh-Nouri (born 1944) is an Iranian politician. Nateq-Nouri was born in Noor, Mazandaran province, in 1944.

Career[edit]

Nateq-Nouri was the interior minister of the Islamic Republic.[1] He served as the Chairman of the Parliament from 1992 to 2000. He was a candidate in the Iranian presidential election in 1997.[2][3] He was Khamanei's preferred candidate, but he lost the election to Mohammad Khatami.[4] He was given nearly seven million votes, whereas Khatami twenty million votes.[5] He currently serves as an advisor to Iran's supreme leader[6] and is a critic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He officially visited Egypt in 2010.[6]

Controversy[edit]

Nateq-Nouri was at the center of an international dispute in 2009 after he referred to Bahrain as Iran's 14th province. Bahrain paused negotiations with Iran regarding gas imports in response, and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf condemned the remarks.[7] The Iranian foreign minister immediately commented on the controversy and stated that Nateq-Nouri's remarks about the history of Bahrain had been misinterpreted by the media and that Iran respected Bahrain's sovereignty.[7][8] Nateq-Nouri himself told Al Jazeera that his remarks about the history of the region had been misunderstood and that his comment was not relevant to today's Iran-Bahrain relationship.[9] Bahrain was a part of Iran until it was recognized by Iran and the United Kingdom as a separate state after a referendum conducted by the United Nations in 1971.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fred R. Dallmayr (1999). Border Crossing: Toward a Comparative Political Theory. Lexington Books. p. 143. ISBN 978-0-7391-0043-1. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Iran Elections: An Overview". CNN. 1997. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  3. ^ Clip Transcript
  4. ^ Ali Gheissari; Vali Nasr (2006). Democracy in Iran. New York City: OUP. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Iran's President Khatami likely to lose one Cabinet nominee". Hürriyet Daily News. 19 August 1997. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Iran-Egypt Relations Enters a New Phase". IRD. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Ali Khan, Ghazanfar (23 February 2009). "GCC warns Iran against making hostile remarks". Arab News. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "Iran-Bahrain relations" (in Persian). BBC Persian. 5 April 2009. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
Political offices
Preceded by
Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
Minister of Interior of Iran
1981–1985
Succeeded by
Ali Akbar Mohtashami-Pur
Preceded by
Mehdi Karroubi
Speaker of the Parliament of Iran
1992–2000
Succeeded by
Mehdi Karroubi