|Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council|
20 October 2007
|Preceded by||Ali Larijani|
|Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs|
24 August 2005 – 20 October 2007
|Preceded by||Ahmad Nameni|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad-Ali Hosseini|
September 6, 1965 |
|Political party||Islamic Revolution Stability|
Saeed Jalili (Persian: سعید جلیلی, born 6 September 1965) is an Iranian politician and the present secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council. On 20 October 2007, he replaced Ali Larijani as the secretary of the council and hence chief nuclear negotiator of Iran. He was previously Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs.
Early life and education 
Jalili was born on 6 September 1965 in Mashhad. He holds a Ph.D in political science from Imam Sadeq University, the title of his doctoral thesis was "Paradigm of Political Thought of Islam in the Holy Quran".
Jalili is a veteran of the Iran Iraq war. He lost his lower right leg while fighting and walks with a limp. Jalili worked as a university lecturer. Then he joined foreign ministry in 1989. He was appointed a senior director in policy planning in the Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran in 2001. Next he was named as deputy foreign minister for European and American Affairs and an advisor to the president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005. He is one of the potential candidates for the 2013 presidential elections.
Personal life 
Jalili speaks Persian, English, and Arabic.
- Foreign Policy of Prophet of Islam (Persian: سیاست خارجی پیامبر اسلام)
|Secretary of Supreme National Security Council