|Member of City Council of Tehran|
|Assumed office |
23 August 2017
|Chairman pro tem of City Council of Tehran|
22 May 2017 – 19 August 2017
Serving with Mehdi Chamran (Sitting chairman)
|Preceded by||Mehdi Chamran|
|Succeeded by||Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani|
|Ambassador to Spain|
22 June 2003 – 22 June 2006
|Mayor of Tehran|
1 June 1999 – 19 February 2002
|Preceded by||Gholamhossein Karbaschi|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Haghani (Acting)|
|Member of Parliament|
28 May 1988 – 28 May 1992
|Constituency||Tehran, Rey and Shemiranat|
28 May 1980 – 28 May 1984
|Born||23 November 1948|
Damavand, Tehran Province, Iran
|Political party||Executives of Construction Party|
|Mojahedin of the Islamic Revolution Organization (1980s)|
People's Mujahedin of Iran (late 1960s)
|Alma mater||Sharif University of Technology|
|Service/branch||Imperial Iranian Army|
|Years of service||1974–1976|
After the Iranian Revolution he served on the central council of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards. He was affiliated with the leftist faction of the Mojahedin of the Islamic Revolution Organization, and was elected an MP in the Majlis of Iran in 1980 and 1988. He was a close associate of then-speaker Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Alviri was a supporter of Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri, who was dismissed as Ayatollah Khomeini's deputy in 1988, and as a result Alviri was prevented from running in the 1992 Majlis elections. Since then he moved from leftist to economically liberal views, and has served in various governmental positions including the Supreme National Security Council's economic committee, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, the Ministry of Mines and Metals and was secretary of the Supreme Council for Free Trade Zones during the presidency of Mohammad Khatami and Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
He was unanimously selected as the Mayor of Tehran on June 1999 by the fifteen Tehran City Councillors following the imprisonment of the serving mayor, Gholamhossein Karbaschi, on corruption charges. He is associated with Rafsanjani's Executives of Construction Party. In November 2001, he narrowly avoided impeachment by the council.
In February 2002 he resigned as Mayor, accused of mismanagement by Ebrahim Asgharzadeh. In June 2003 he was appointed as Iran's ambassador to Spain.  He was replaced by Seyyed Davoud Salehi on 22 June 2006.
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