Ali Younesi

Ali Younesi (born 1 January 1951) is an Iranian politician, who served in different positions.

Ali Younesi
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Ali Younesi in September 2016
Special Assistant to the President of Iran for Ethnic and Religious Minorities' Affairs
In office
22 August 2013 – 24 November 2018[1]
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byPosition established
Minister of Intelligence
In office
19 December 2000 – 24 August 2005
PresidentMohammad Khatami
Preceded byGhorbanali Dorri-Najafabadi
Succeeded byGholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejehei
Personal details
Born (1951-01-01) 1 January 1951 (age 69)
Nahavand, Iran


Younesi is a graduate of the Haqqani school in Qom.[2]


Opening ceremony of Pan-Armenian Games at the Ararat Stadium on 13 September 2016: Sepuh Sargsyan (left) and Ali Younesi (right)

Following the Islamic Revolution, Younesi became the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran and later head of the politico-ideological bureau of Islamic Revolutionary Guards.[3] He was minister of intelligence[4] and a member of the Supreme National Security Council during the presidency Mohammad Khatami. He is currently Hassan Rouhani's adviser on political and security affairs.


  1. ^ "10 officials left the Presidential Administration" (in Persian). Iranian Students News Agency. 24 November 2018.
  2. ^ Shmuel Bar; Shmuel Bacher; Rachel Machtiger (January 2008). "Iranian nuclear decision making under Ahmedinejad" (PDF). Lauder School of Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  3. ^ Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security 6 May 2005
  4. ^ Buchta, Wilfried (2000). Who rules Iran?: The structure of power in the Islamic Republic (PDF). Washington, DC: The Washington Inst. for Near East Policy [u.a.] ISBN 0-944029-39-6.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ghorbanali Dorri-Najafabadi
Chief of intelligence ministry of Iran
Succeeded by
Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejehei