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Ali Akbar Nateq-Nouri (Persian: علی‌اکبر ناطق‌نوری‎; sometimes spelt Nategh-Nouri, born 6 October 1944) is an Iranian politician.

Ali-Akbar Nateq-Nouri
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20th Speaker of the Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 1992 – 27 May 2000
Preceded byMehdi Karroubi
Succeeded byMehdi Karroubi
Minister of the Interior
In office
15 August 1981 – 19 August 1985
PresidentAli Khamenei
Prime MinisterMohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Preceded byMohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
Succeeded byAli Akbar Mohtashamipur
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 1980 – 27 May 2000
ConstituencyTehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority1,201,933 (56.3%)
Personal details
Ali Akbar Jamshidi

(1944-10-06) 6 October 1944 (age 74)
Noor, Mazandaran, Iran
Political partyCombatant Clergy Association (Inactive since 2009)[1]
Other political
Alma materUniversity of Tehran


Nateq-Nouri was the interior minister of the Islamic Republic.[3] He served as the Chairman of the Parliament from 1992 to 2000. He was a candidate in the Iranian presidential election in 1997.[4][5] He was Khamanei's preferred candidate, but he lost the election to Mohammad Khatami.[6] He was given nearly seven million votes, whereas Khatami twenty million votes.[7] He served as an advisor to Iran's supreme leader until his resignation in 2017.[8] He is a supporter of President Hassan Rouhani and was a critic of former Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He officially visited Egypt in 2010.[8]


Nateq-Nouri was at the center of an international dispute in 2009 after he referred to Bahrain as Iran's 14th province. Bahrain paused negotiations with Iran regarding gas imports in response, and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf condemned the remarks.[9] The Iranian foreign minister immediately commented on the controversy and stated that Nateq-Nouri's remarks about the history of Bahrain had been misinterpreted by the media and that Iran respected Bahrain's sovereignty.[9][10] Nateq-Nouri himself told Al Jazeera that his remarks about the history of the region had been misunderstood and that his comment was not relevant to today's Iran-Bahrain relationship.[11]


  1. ^ Mohammadighalehtaki, Ariabarzan (2012). Organisational Change in Political Parties in Iran after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. With Special Reference to the Islamic Republic Party (IRP) and the Islamic Iran Participation Front Party (Mosharekat) (Ph.D. thesis). Durham University. p. 175–177.
  2. ^ "تاکید ناطق‌نوری بر رشد و تقویت احزاب در کشور", Iranian Students' News Agency (in Persian), 19 July 2017, 96042816733, retrieved 19 July 2017, حزب مؤتلفه بیش از ۵۰ سال سابقه دارد و حتی بنده به همراه اخوی شهیدم در این حزب فعالیت داشتیم
  3. ^ Fred R. Dallmayr (1999). Border Crossing: Toward a Comparative Political Theory. Lexington Books. p. 143. ISBN 978-0-7391-0043-1. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Iran Elections: An Overview". CNN. 1997. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
  5. ^ Clip Transcript
  6. ^ Ali Gheissari; Vali Nasr (2006). Democracy in Iran (PDF). New York City: OUP. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Iran's President Khatami likely to lose one Cabinet nominee". Hürriyet Daily News. 19 August 1997. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Iran-Egypt Relations Enters a New Phase". IRD. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  9. ^ a b Ali Khan, Ghazanfar (23 February 2009). "GCC warns Iran against making hostile remarks". Arab News. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
  10. ^ "Iran-Bahrain relations" (in Persian). BBC Persian. 5 April 2009. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
  11. ^ [1] Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine

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Government offices
Preceded by
Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
Minister of Interior of Iran
Succeeded by
Ali Akbar Mohtashami-Pur
Assembly seats
Preceded by
Mehdi Karroubi
Speaker of the Parliament of Iran
Succeeded by
Mehdi Karroubi
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Ali-Akbar Mousavi Hosseini
Most voted MP for Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Succeeded by
Mohammad-Reza Khatami