LARIJANI, Mr. Ali
[Expediency Discernment Council]
PP: Seretary of Supreme National Security - Member of EDC – Leader’s Representative in National Security Council (right wing)
E: BA in Computer and Mathematics - Ph.D. in Philosophy
C: Director of Radio and Television - Deputy Minister of Labor - Deputy Minister of PTT - Deputy Minister of IRGC - Minister of Guidance - Head of Radio and Television (Seda- va - Sima)
Ali Ardashir Larijani (Persian: علی اردشیر لاریجانی; born 1958) is an Iranian politician. He was the previous president of the IRIB. He was followed by Ezzatollah Zarghami after serving 10 years in the post from 1994 to 2004.
Before his post at the IRIB, Larijani served as the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance under President Rafsanjani after Mohammad Khatami's resignation from the post.
Larijani is considered one of the five possible presidential candidates of the conservative alliance for the 2005 presidential elections. He is supported by the Islamic Society of Engineers (ISE) and the higher officials of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
He is a brother of Sadegh Larijani (a cleric member of the Guardian Council), Mohammad Javad Larijani, and Fazel Larijani , (Iran's cultural attachee in Ottawa).