Ahmad Jannati

Politician

1927 –

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Who is Ahmad Jannati?

Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati Massah is a hardline Iranian politician, fundamentalist Shi'i cleric and a founding member of Haghani school with close ties with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mesbah-Yazdi. He is the conservative chairman of the Guardian Council, the body in charge of checking legislation approved by Majlis with the Constitution and sharia, and approving the candidates in various elections. He is also a temporary Friday prayer imam of Tehran. His son Hussein Jannati was a member of People's Mujahedin of Iran and was killed in a street battle by the Islamic Republic security forces in 1981.

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Born
Feb 22, 1927
Isfahan
Children
Religion
  • Shia Islam
Nationality
  • Iran
Profession
Lived in
  • Isfahan
  • Tehran

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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