Ali Younesi

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Ali Younesi
Special Assistant to the President of Iran's ethnic and religious minorities.
Assumed office
President Hassan Rouhani
Minister of Intelligence
In office
19 December 2000 – 24 August 2005
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Ghorbanali Dorri-Najafabadi
Succeeded by Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejehei
Personal details
Born (1951-01-01) 1 January 1951 (age 63)
Nahavand, Iran
Religion Islam

Ali Younesi (born 1 January 1951) is an Iranian politician, who served in different positions.


Younesi is a graduate of the Haqqani school in Qom.[1]


Following the Islamic Revolution, Younesi became the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran and later head of the politico-ideological bureau of Islamic Revolutionary Guards.[2] He was minister of intelligence[3] and a member of the Supreme National Security Council during the presidency Mohammad Khatami. He is currently Hassan Rouhani's adviser on political and security affairs.


  1. ^ Shmuel Bar; Shmuel Bacher; Rachel Machtiger (January 2008). "Iranian nuclear decision making under Ahmedinejad". Lauder School of Government. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security 6 May 2005
  3. ^ Buchta, Wilfried (2000). Who rules Iran?: The structure of power in the Islamic Republic. Washington, DC: The Washington Inst. for Near East Policy [u.a.] ISBN 0-944029-39-6. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ghorbanali Dorri-Najafabadi
Chief of intelligence ministry of Iran
Succeeded by
Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejehei
Directors of Ministry of Intelligence of Iran

(1957–1979) Iran Bakhtiar | Pakravan | Nassiri | Moghadam

Islamic Republic (1984–present) Iran Reyshahri | Fallahian | Dorri-Najafabadi | Younessi | Mohseni-Ejehei | Moslehi | Alavi