(Wikipedia) - Mohammad-Reza Khatami
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Mohammad-Reza Khatami (Persian: محمد رضا خاتمی , (born 1959) is an Iranian politician and nephrologist. Contents
Early life and education
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 References
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. Career
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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