Mohammad Shariatmadari

محمد شریعتمداری

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Updated:Sunday 12th October 2014

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(Wikipedia) - Mohammad Shariatmadari Mohammad ShariatmadariVice President of Iran for Executive Affairs President Preceded by Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Acting President Preceded by Succeeded by Minister of Commerce President Preceded by Succeeded by Personal details Born Nationality Political party Spouse(s) Children Residence Alma mater Religion Website
Shariatmadari in 2012
Assumed office 8 October 2013
Hassan Rouhani
Hamid Baqai
In office 28 October 2013 – 17 November 2013
Hassan Rouhani
Mohammad Abbasi
Mahmoud Goudarzi
In office 25 August 1997 – 24 August 2005
Mohammad Khatami
Yahya Ale Eshaq
Masoud Mir Kazemi
(1960-07-24) 24 July 1960 (age 54) Tehran, Iran
Executives of Construction Party
Maryama Lavayi
Kerman University
Official website

Mohammad Shariatmadari (born 24 June 1960) is an Iranian politician who has been serving as vice president for executive affairs since 8 October 2013. He also served as minister of commerce from 1997 to 2005 in the cabinet of President Mohammad Khatami.

  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Career and political activities
    • 2.1 Candidacy for 2013 election
  • 3 References

Early life and education

Shariatmadari was born in Tehran on 24 June 1960. He attended the University of Kerman and graduated with a bachelor''s degree in electrical engineering.

Career and political activities

Shariatmadari became a member of Central Revolutionary Committee following the 1979 revolution. He is among the founders of Iran’s intelligence ministry and served as deputy intelligence minister. He was one of the supporters of Ayatollah Mohammad Reyshahri in the presidential election in 1997. Reyshahri lost the election and Mohammad Khatami became the president.

He was the minister of commerce from 1997 to 2005 in the cabinet headed by President Khatami. In 2006, he was appointed to then newly founded the Strategic Council for Foreign Relation as a member. He is also a foreign policy advisor to Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran.

On 8 October 2013, President Hassan Rouhani appointed Shariatmadari as vice president for executive affairs. He was also appointed as acting Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports on 28 October 2013 after Rouhani''s nominee for the post was rejected by the Parliament.

Candidacy for 2013 election

In August 2012, the Society for Defending the Values of the Islamic Revolution announced that Shariatmadari was its candidate for the presidential election to be held in June 2013. He also confirmed it in January 2013. He was among independent and technocrat candidates. On the other hand, he was also regarded as one of the reformist candidates. He announced in April 2013 that he would withdraw his candidacy if Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Ali Akbar Nategh Nouri, Mohammad Khatami or Hassan Khomeini run for the election. In May 2013, Shariatmadari withdrew his candidacy in favor of Rafsanjani.

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