Mohammad-Reza Khatami

محمد رضا خاتمی

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Mohammad-RezaKhatami Deputy Speaker of Parliament Preceded by Succeeded by Secretary-General of Islamic Iran Participation Front Preceded by Succeeded by Personal details Born Political party Spouse(s) Children Alma mater Religion
In office September 3, 2000 – September 3, 2004
Hassan Rowhani
Mohammad-Reza Bahonar
In office 1997–2006
Mohsen Mirdamadi
Ardakan, Iran
Islamic Iran Participation Front
Zahra Eshraghi
Alireza Fatemeh
Tehran University
Shia Islam

Mohammad-Reza Khatami (Persian: محمد رضا خاتمی ‎, (born 1959) is an Iranian politician and nephrologist.

  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 References

Early life and education

Khatami was born in Ardakan, Iran, in 1959. He is younger brother of former president Mohammad Khatami. Khatami is educated in medicine and before entering politics, he was a practicing nephrologist (kidney specialist) for a number of years. He is a faculty member of Tehran University of Medical sciences.


Khatami was the first Secretary-General of the Islamic Iran Participation Front, the largest Iranian reformist party. He is now a member of the central council of the party. He is also the former deputy speaker of the Iranian parliament. He entered politics in 1997 after his brother''s victory and was appointed deputy minister of health.

He was elected in March 2000 for the sixth term of the Islamic Republic''s parliament''s election as the first representative of Tehran with 1,794,365 votes from the people of Tehran. He has also acted as the manager in charge of the now-banned reformist daily Mosharekat. Sometimes described as "ultraliberal" in his views, he was "disqualified from running for any office by the Guardian Council."

Personal life

In 1983, Khatami married Zahra Eshraghi, granddaughter of Ruhollah Khomeini (founder of the Islamic republic), and an activist in women''s rights. They have two children — a daughter, Fatemeh, who at the moment studying at a university in London, and a son, Ali.

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