Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri
|Speaker of the Parliament of Iran|
3 May 1992 – 3 May 2000
|Preceded by||Mehdi Karroubi|
|Succeeded by||Mehdi Karroubi|
|Minister of the Interior|
15 August 1981 – 19 August 1985
|Prime Minister||Mahdavi Kani
|Preceded by||Mahdavi Kani|
|Succeeded by||Akbar Mohtashamipur|
6 October 1944 |
Noor, Mazandaran, Iran
|Alma mater||Tehran University (B.A. in Theology and Law)|
Nateq-Nouri was the interior minister of the Islamic Republic. He served as the Chairman of the Parliament from 1992 to 2000. He was a candidate in the Iranian presidential election in 1997. He was Khamanei's preferred candidate, but he lost the election to Mohammad Khatami. He was given nearly seven million votes, whereas Khatami twenty million votes. He currently serves as an advisor to Iran's supreme leader and is a critic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He officially visited Egypt in 2010.
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. 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. 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. 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.
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Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
|Minister of Interior of Iran
Ali Akbar Mohtashami-Pur
|Speaker of the Parliament of Iran