Development and Justice Party

Development and Justice Party of Islamic Iran[1] or Islamic Iran Development and Justice Party[2] (Persian: حزب توسعه و عدالت ایران اسلامی‎) is a conservative[3] political party in Iran, with a claimed goal of "increasing public participation in politics".[2]

Development and Justice Party
Secretary-GeneralMehdi Vakilpour
Deputy General SecretaryHossein Dadkhah
Head of CouncilAbdolhossein Rouhalamini
FoundedDecember 2007; 14 years ago (2007-12)[1]
National affiliationResistance Front of Islamic Iran

Mohsen Rezai is the man behind the party, which consists mainly of Revolutionary Guard commanders who served in the Iran-Iraq War.[1] His brother Omidvar Rezai is said to have a leading role in the party.[3] Other senior members include Abdolhossein Rouhalamini[4] and Reza Talaei-Nik (both former Secretaries-General), Kamal Daneshyar and Amir-Ali Amiri.[2] The party backed Mohsen Rezai for president in 2009[3] and 2013.


  1. ^ a b c Ali Alfoneh (21 February 2008), "Iran's Parliamentary Elections and the Revolutionary Guards' Creeping Coup d'Etat", AEI Middle Eastern Outlook, retrieved 8 June 2017 – via AEI Critical Threats Project
  2. ^ a b c Tom Landford (2015), "Islamic Iran Development and Justice Party (IIDJP)", Political Handbook of the World 2015, CQ Press, ISBN 9781483371559
  3. ^ a b c Muhammad Sahimi (5 May 2009), "The Candidates", Al-Monitor, retrieved 8 June 2017
  4. ^ "Former Judge Sheds New Light On Kahrizak Scandal", Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 16 October 2017, retrieved 31 October 2017

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