Ali Akbar Velayati
Ali Akbar Velayati
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
15 December 1981 – 20 August 1997
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
|Prime Minister||Mir-Hossein Mousavi|
|Preceded by||Mir-Hossein Mousavi|
|Succeeded by||Kamal Kharazi|
|Member of Parliament|
28 May 1980 – 15 December 1981
|Constituency||Tehran, Rey and Shemiranat|
|Born||24 June 1945|
Shemiranat County, Iran
|Political party||Islamic Association of Physicians of Iran|
Islamic Coalition Party
|Islamic Republican Party (1979–1987)|
National Front (1961–1970s)
Iran Pen Society (1999–present)
|Spouse(s)||Shirin Khoshnevisan (1980–2003, her death)|
Leyla Enayati (2007–present)
|Alma mater||Tehran University of Medical Sciences|
Johns Hopkins University
|Awards||Order of Knowledge (1st class)|
Ali Akbar Velayati (Persian: علیاکبر ولایتی pronunciation (help·info); born 24 June 1945) is an Iranian conservative politician and physician. Velayati is a professor at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.
He is also a member of Iranian Science and Culture Hall of Fame, Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, Expediency Discernment Council's President of Center for Strategic Research and senior fellow of Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences.
He is the first and only person to have held this position for more than ten years. He was a candidate in 2013 presidential election and lost, coming fifth out of the six candidates garnering 2,268,753 votes, which was 6.18% of the votes.
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