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Mohammad Bagher Kharazi (born 26 June 1961) is an Iranian cleric and a candidate for the presidential elections held in June 2013. His nomination was rejected by Guardian Council.

Mohammad Bagher Kharrazi
Bagher Kharazi in the election commission.jpg
Born (1961-06-26) 26 June 1961 (age 58)
NationalityIranian
Alma materQom Hawza
OccupationPolitician
Cleric
Journalist
Years active1990s–present
Parent(s)Mohsen Kharazi
RelativesSadegh Kharazi (brother)
Kamal Kharazi (uncle)
WebsiteOfficial website

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Early life and educationEdit

Kharrazi was born on 26 June 1961.[1] He was educated in Qom.[1]

Career and political activitiesEdit

Kharazi is secretary general of Hezbollah of Iran.[2][3] He was appointed to this post in 1990.[4] He owns a daily with the same name with the organization.[5] He is a religious teacher and one of his students is Mojtaba Khamenei.[6]

He run for the presidential elections that was held in 2013.[7] He was registered for the elections on 9 May 2013.[8] However, his candidacy was rejected by Iran's Guardian Council on 21 May 2013.[9]

ViewsEdit

In February 2013, Kharazi claimed "If I am elected as president, I will return the lands of Tajikistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan, which were separated from Iran."[10] Iran lost these lands to the Tsardom of Russia in the 19th century.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Interview with Sayyid Muhammad Bagher Kharazi". Official website of Kharazi. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Iranian ayatollah raises territorial claims against Azerbaijan". APA. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  3. ^ Ghazinejad, Rasa (8 October 2008). "Ahmadinejad Should not Run in the Race". Rooz. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Iran Election 2013: List of announced candidates, to date". Uskowi. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  5. ^ Hitchens, Christopher (17 May 2013). "Don't Let Iran Blackmail the World". Slate. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  6. ^ Diba, Bahman Aghai (4 March 2011). "Supreme Leader of Iran and His Successor". Payvand. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  7. ^ a b "The Rise of Greater Persia?". EnerGeo Politics. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  8. ^ Karami, Arash (9 May 2013). "Candidate Wanted by Interpol Registers for Iran Elections". Al Monitor. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Profiles: Iran election candidates". BBC. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Iran Denies Interest In "Return" of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan". Eurasianet. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013.