Ali Movahedi-Kermani

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Chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council
In office
29 December 2018 – 30 December 2018
Preceded byMahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Succeeded bySadeq Larijani
In office
1 February 2017 – 14 August 2017
Preceded byAkbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Succeeded byMahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Tehran's Ephemeral Friday Prayer Imam
Assumed office
2 December 2012
Appointed byAli Khamenei
Member of Assembly of Experts
Assumed office
24 May 2016
ConstituencyTehran Province
In office
14 July 1983 – 24 May 2016
ConstituencyKerman Province
Member of the Parliament
In office
28 May 1984 – 28 May 2000
ConstituencyTehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority1,025,629 (44.6%; 5th term)
In office
28 May 1980 – 28 May 1984
Personal details
Mohammad-Ali Movahedi-Kermani

1931 (age 87–88)
Kerman, Iran
Political partyCombatant Clergy Association
Other political
Islamic Republican Party (1979–1987)[1]

Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi-Kermani (Persian: محمدعلی موحدی کرمانی‎) is Tehran's Friday Prayer Ephemeral Imam and the former secretary-general of Combatant Clergy Association. He is also a member of the Assembly of Experts.

He was formerly one of the deputy speakers in the Islamic Consultative Assembly.[2]

Political career[edit]

Movahedi won 685,974 votes of the Kerman Province for his re-election to the 4th Assembly of Experts.[3] He was ranked 2nd after Ahmad Khatami in the constituency.[4]


Movahedi-Kermani asserts that one must adhere to the instruction of the Chief Islamic Jurisprudent, according to the doctrine of Velayat-e faqih.[5] He also believes that the United States is trying to "portray the clergy and religion as failures."[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ervand Abrahamian (1989). Radical Islam: the Iranian Mojahedin. I.B.Tauris. p. 45. ISBN 9781850430773.
  2. ^ "Islamic Consultative Assembly -5th Majlis: (July 2000)". Archived from the original on 2007-02-20. Retrieved 2007-01-30.
  3. ^ Results of Assembly of Experts elections in some provinces - Irna Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Assembly of Experts members" (in Persian). Assembly of Experts. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  5. ^ Iran Revolutionary Guards chief: U.S. losing in Iraq, Middle East
  6. ^ Iran Report 20 May 2002
Assembly seats
Preceded by
Ali Akbar Parvaresh
2nd Vice Speaker of Parliament of Iran
Succeeded by
Hossein Hashemian
Preceded by
Hossein Hashemian
Succeeded by
Mohammad Reza Khatami
Party political offices
Preceded by
Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani
Secretary-General of the Combatant Clergy Association
Succeeded by
Mostafa Pourmohammadi