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Ali Mohammad Besharati Wikipedia
Ali Mohammad Besharati (born 1945) is a senior Iranian politician who served as deputy foreign minister and also, interior minister.
Besharati was born in Jahrom in 1945. He studied medicine. However, he holds a bachelor's degree in education. During the reign of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, when he was a medical student, he was detained and jailed for five years.
Following the 1979 revolution, Besharati became a member of the Iranian Parliament. He was very powerful official in the foreign ministry as deputy minister for ten years. He was deputy to Ali Akbar Velayati. He also served as an advisor to former President Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Besharati served as interior minister from 1993 to 1997. Besharati succeeded Abdollah Nouri as interior minister. Besharati's major task was to organize the election process. It was he who appointed Mahmoud Ahmedinejad as governor.
Then he worked in the Strategic Studies Center.