Ali Ardashir Larijani علی اردشیر آملی لاریجانی is an Iranian philosopher, politician and the current chairman of the Iranian Majlis. Born in 1958 in Najaf, Iraq, he previously served as the chief nuclear negotiator for Iran.


Larijani was a presidential candidate in the 2005 Iranian presidential election. His support came from the Islamic Society of Engineers. He came in sixth with only 5.94% of the vote. He is also a former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. Before that he served as the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance under President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani following Mohammad Khatami's resignation from that cabinet position. In the 1980s, Ali Larijani was acting chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Larijani holds a Ph.D. and Masters degree in western philosophy from Tehran University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Sharif University.


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