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Thursday, December 02, 2004

BBC NEWS | Who's Who in Iran - Nateq-Nouri

BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Who's Who in Iran: "Ali Akbar Nateq-Nouri

Ali Akbar Nateq-Nouri is the right-wing speaker of the house and stood in the 1997 presidential elections against Khatami.
He became involved in politics in 1963 as an anti-Shah activist while studying under Ayatollah Montazeri in the holy city of Qom.

After being arrested numerous times he eventually fled to Lebanon and Syria.

But Mr Nateq-Nouri, now 57, quickly rose to prominence in post-revolutionary Iran and was Minister of Interior from 1981-85."

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