Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri

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Ali-Akbar Nateq-Nouri
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Speaker of the Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 1992 – 27 May 2000
Preceded by Mehdi Karroubi
Succeeded by Mehdi Karroubi
Minister of the Interior
In office
15 August 1981 – 19 August 1985
President Ali Khamenei
Prime Minister Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Preceded by Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
Succeeded by Ali Akbar Mohtashamipur
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 1980 – 27 May 2000
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority 1,201,933 (56.3%)
Personal details
Born Ali Akbar Jamshidi
(1944-10-06) 6 October 1944 (age 72)
Noor, Mazandaran, Iran
Political party Combatant Clergy Association (Inactive since 2009)[1]
Other political
affiliations
Islamic Republican Party (1979–1987)
Alma mater University of Tehran
Religion Islam

Ali Akbar Nateq-Nouri (Persian: علی‌اکبر ناطق‌نوری‎‎), sometimes spelled Nategh-Nouri (born 6 October 1944) is an Iranian politician.

Career[edit]

Nateq-Nouri was the interior minister of the Islamic Republic.[2] He served as the Chairman of the Parliament from 1992 to 2000. He was a candidate in the Iranian presidential election in 1997.[3][4] He was Khamanei's preferred candidate, but he lost the election to Mohammad Khatami.[5] He was given nearly seven million votes, whereas Khatami twenty million votes.[6] He served as an advisor to Iran's supreme leader until his resignation in 2017.[7]He is a supporter of President Hassan Rouhani and was a critic of former Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He officially visited Egypt in 2010.[7]

Controversy[edit]

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.[8] 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.[8][9] 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.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "روحانی، بهانه انشعاب جامعه روحانیت؟" [Rouhani: Excuse for Split in Combatant Clergy Association?]. Shargh (in Persian). Alef. 18 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Fred R. Dallmayr (1999). Border Crossing: Toward a Comparative Political Theory. Lexington Books. p. 143. ISBN 978-0-7391-0043-1. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Iran Elections: An Overview". CNN. 1997. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  4. ^ Clip Transcript
  5. ^ Ali Gheissari; Vali Nasr (2006). Democracy in Iran (PDF). New York City: OUP. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Iran's President Khatami likely to lose one Cabinet nominee". Hürriyet Daily News. 19 August 1997. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Iran-Egypt Relations Enters a New Phase". IRD. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Ali Khan, Ghazanfar (23 February 2009). "GCC warns Iran against making hostile remarks". Arab News. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  9. ^ "Iran-Bahrain relations" (in Persian). BBC Persian. 5 April 2009. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  10. ^ [1] Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
Minister of Interior of Iran
1981–1985
Succeeded by
Ali Akbar Mohtashami-Pur
Preceded by
Mehdi Karroubi
Speaker of the Parliament of Iran
1992–2000
Succeeded by
Mehdi Karroubi
Assembly seats
Preceded by
Ali-Akbar Mousavi Hosseini
First deputy of Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
1996
Succeeded by
Mohammad-Reza Khatami