Mohammad-Ali Shahidi

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Seyed Mohammad-Ali Shahidi
سید محمد علی شهیدی
Mohammad Ali Shahidi, 2013 September.jpg
Director of the Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs
Incumbent
Assumed office
15 September 2013
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Masoud Zarifbafan
Chief Inspector of the Presidency
In office
3 August 2009 – 20 July 2011
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Mohammad Zareh
Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs
In office
2005–2009
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Asefi
Succeeded by Mohammad-Ali Hosseini
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
2 May 1988 – 3 May 1992
Constituency Mahallat
Personal details
Born (1949-07-09) July 9, 1949 (age 65)
Mahallat, Iran
Nationality Iran
Residence Tehran, Iran
Religion Shi'a Islam

Hojjatoleslam Seyed Mohammad Ali Shahidi (Persian: سید محمد علی شهیدی‎) is an Iranian cleric and politician who currently serves as Director of Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs.[1] In 2009, former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, established the post of Chief Inspector, and put Shahidi as the first leader. However he was replaced on the July 20, 2011. He is brother-in-law of Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri and Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi.

Early life[edit]

Mohammad Ali Shahidi was born on July 9th, 1949, in Mahallat, Iran. He began at early life, studying in the Hawza, and has earned the rank of Hojjatoleslam, and equivalent of a Masters Degree. It is known that he came to know Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, from the years at the Hawza.

Parliament[edit]

Shahidi Mahallati was elected as a part of the Parliament of Iran on the 2nd of May 1988. He served for one term, with the term ending on the 3rd of May 1992. It is interesting to say that Shahidi Mahallati was in the parliament, at the same period as Hassan Rouhani. At that term, Shahidi Mahallati's brother in law, was the head of the parliament.

Foreign Ministry[edit]

During former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's first term, Mahallati was put as the Deputy Foreign Minister for consular affairs, by the Foreign Minister of the time, Manoucher Mottaki. ]].[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japanese hostage healthy and in Iran, envoy told". Channel News Asia. 18 October 2007. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Japanese hostage healthy and in Iran, envoy told". Channel News Asia. 18 October 2007. Retrieved 23 April 2012.