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Bio box of Ali Larijani

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AP: NAME – Ali Larijani. BIRTH DATE – Born 1958 in the Iraqi city of Najaf; naturalized Iranian citizen. QUOTE – Iran’s deal with the Europeans to suspend uranium enrichment was “swapping a pearl for a candy bar.” The Associated Press

NAME – Ali Larijani.

BIRTH DATE – Born 1958 in the Iraqi city of Najaf; naturalized Iranian citizen.

EDUCATION – Ph.D. and master’s degree in western philosophy from Tehran University; bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Sharif University in Iran.

EXPERIENCE – A former culture minister in the 1990s, Larijani belongs to a family of hard-line politicians holding posts in several powerful institutions. He was head of Iran’s state-run radio and television network from 1994 to 2004 and used the national radio and TV to suppress democratic reform.

Larijani was also a former commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards. In 2005, he was appointed as the top nuclear negotiator by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

FAMILY – Son of an ayatollah, Larijani married the daughter of the late Ayatollah Morteza Motahari, a close confidant of Iran’s revolutionary founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

QUOTE – Iran’s deal with the Europeans to suspend uranium enrichment was “swapping a pearl for a candy bar.”

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