Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari

Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari (audio speaker iconpronunciation [needs IPA]; born 1954) is an Iranian Shia cleric and reformist politician. He was the interior minister during the presidency of Mohammad Khatami.

Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari
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Moosavi Lari in the 13th congress of Democracy Party.
Minister of Interior
In office
22 July 1998 – 24 August 2005
PresidentMohammad Khatami
Preceded byMostafa Tajzadeh (acting)
Succeeded byMostafa Pourmohammadi
Vice President of Iran
for Legal and Parliamentary Affairs
In office
29 August 1997 – 22 July 1998
PresidentMohammad Khatami
Preceded byAta'ollah Mohajerani
Succeeded byMohammad-Ali Abtahi
Personal details
Born1954 (age 67–68)
Mohr, Iran
Political partyAssociation of Combatant Clerics

Early lifeEdit

Mousavi Lari was born in Mohr, Fars in 1954.[1]


In August 1997, when Mohammad Khatami was elected president of Iran, Lari was appointed vice president for legal and parliamentary affairs.[2] However, following the impeachment of Abdollah Nouri by the Parliament, he was nominated by Khatami as minister of interior and the Parliament voted to him. He was in office until 2005 when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became president and nominated Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi as interior minister.

Lari is a leading member of the Association of Combatant Clerics party.[3]


  1. ^ Iran / Interior Minister GlobalSecurity.
  2. ^ "President Mohammad Khatami's Cabinet (August 1997)". Iran. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Iran must pursue détente policy: former minister". Tehran Times. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.[dead link]
Political offices
Preceded by Interior minister of Iran
Succeeded by