Alaeddin Boroujerdi

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Alaeddin Boroujerdi
Ala'edin Boroujerdi.jpg
Head of Islamic Consultative Assembly's Commission on Foreign Policy and National Security
Assumed office
23 August 2005[citation needed]
Preceded by Manouchehr Mottaki
Member of the Parliament of Iran
Assumed office
2 May 2000
Constituency Boroujerd and Oshtorinan
Majority 53,661 (50.71%)[1]
Personal details
Born 1950 (age 66–67)
Lar, Iran[citation needed]
Nationality Iranian
Religion Shia Islam
Website Official website

Alaeddin Boroujerdi (born 1950) is the Chairman for the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran.[2]

Overview[edit]

In October 2011, he was arrested for embezzlement but was released after 24 hours thanks to mediation from Ali Larijani.[3] He denied corruption charges.[4] However, he has been pressured to resign because of the controversy.[5]

In November 2011, he asked that the British Ambassador to Iran, Dominick John Chilcott, be sent back to the United Kingdom.[6]

He is a supporter of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and has accused Esfandiar Rahim Mashai, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's chief of staff, of leading a "deviant current" against the regime.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile
  2. ^ BBC interview
  3. ^ 'MP briefly arrested over bank fraud case', on Radio Zamaneh, 10/29/2011 [1]
  4. ^ a b 'Boroujerdi denies allegations of involvement in fraud', on Radio Zamaneh, 10/30/2011 [2]
  5. ^ 'Head of National Security Commission pressed to quit', on Radio Zamaneh, 10/31/2011 [3]
  6. ^ 'Iran MPs cry 'Death to Britain' in parliament', in The Daily Telegraph, 23 November 2011 [4]