Ali Younesi

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Ali Younesi
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Ali Younesi in September 2016
Special Assistant to the President of Iran's Ethnic and Religious Minorities
Assumed office
22 August 2013
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Position established
Minister of Intelligence
In office
19 December 2000 – 24 August 2005
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Ghorbanali Dorri-Najafabadi
Succeeded by Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejehei
Personal details
Born (1951-01-01) 1 January 1951 (age 65)
Nahavand, Iran
Religion Islam

Ali Younesi (born 1 January 1951) is an Iranian politician, who served in different positions.


Younesi is a graduate of the Haqqani school in Qom.[1]


Following the Islamic Revolution, Younesi became the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran and later head of the politico-ideological bureau of Islamic Revolutionary Guards.[2] He was minister of intelligence[3] and a member of the Supreme National Security Council during the presidency Mohammad Khatami. He is currently Hassan Rouhani's adviser on political and security affairs.


  1. ^ Shmuel Bar; Shmuel Bacher; Rachel Machtiger (January 2008). "Iranian nuclear decision making under Ahmedinejad" (PDF). Lauder School of Government. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security 6 May 2005
  3. ^ Buchta, Wilfried (2000). Who rules Iran?: The structure of power in the Islamic Republic (PDF). Washington, DC: The Washington Inst. for Near East Policy [u.a.] ISBN 0-944029-39-6. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ghorbanali Dorri-Najafabadi
Chief of intelligence ministry of Iran
Succeeded by
Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejehei