Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari

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Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari
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Moosavi Lari in the 13th congress of Democracy Party.
Minister of Interior
In office
12 September 1998 – 24 August 2005
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Mostafa Tajzadeh (acting)
Succeeded by Mostafa Pourmohammadi
Vice President of Iran
for Legal and Parliamentary Affairs
In office
29 August 1997 – 12 September 1998
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Ata'ollah Mohajerani
Succeeded by Mohammad-Ali Abtahi
Personal details
Born 1954 (age 63–64)
Tehran, Iran
Political party Association of Combatant Clerics

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

Early life

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
Abdollah Noori
Interior minister of Iran
Succeeded by
Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi

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