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Who is Ahmad Jannati?
Ahmad Jannati: Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati Massah is a hardline Iranian politician, fundamentalist Shi'i cleric and a founding member of Haghani school with close ties with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mesbah-Yazdi. He is the conservative chairman of the Guardian Council, the body in charge of checking legislation approved by Majlis with the Constitution and sharia, and approving the candidates in various elections. He is also a temporary Friday prayer imam of Tehran. His son Hossein Jannati was a member of People's Mujahedin of Iran and was killed in a street battle by the Islamic Republic security forces in 1981. He is also father of Ali Jannati, the current Iran's culture minister.
- also known as آية الله أحمد جنتي; Джаннати, Ахмад
- born on (88 years ago) in Isfahan
- nationality: Iran
- religion: Shia Islam
- profession: Politician, ulama
- Marriage with Fatima Jannati
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by Keith Crane, Rollie Lal
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati is a prominent member of the Society of Qom Seminary Teachers, as are many members of the Guardian Council and all members of the Council of Experts.42 Mo'talefeh represents the interests of the bazaari ...
Iran and the United States (2015)
An Insider’s View on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace by Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Shahir Shahidsaless
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati is a hardline Iranian cleric and Secretary of the Guardian Council (1988–present). 5 US Department of State, Office of the Coordinator for Counter Terrorism, “Country Reports on Terrorism 2009,” last modified ...
by David Seddon
Ahmad Jannati( substituteleader of Tehran Friday prayers), andQorbanali Dorri Najafabadi ( former information/intelligence minister)are among prominent members of thisgroup.
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