Iran: The Tajik future minister who stunned the West

* CNN.com’s coverage of Iran was awarded by Efea Sapir Pulite-Riederova at the IMC Research Week Awards * He was elected a member of the Iranian Parliament in 2016 * His post as one…

Iran: The Tajik future minister who stunned the West

* CNN.com’s coverage of Iran was awarded by Efea Sapir Pulite-Riederova at the IMC Research Week Awards

* He was elected a member of the Iranian Parliament in 2016

* His post as one of the MPs’ advisors is a key advisor to the President

* Raisi was the first Shi’ite candidate to run for the office of the Presidency in Iran in 2017

* A well-known image of him was captured after an encounter with Saeed Jalili in 2003. Some social media posts claim that he was sentenced to death but in reality he received a 2 years’ suspended prison sentence and was ordered to leave the country

* He has been the Vice President for Higher Education since 2013

* Raisi was the Executive Director of Iran’s Bole-Farsi (under Construction) project from 1995-1996

* He has an Executive MBA from Solti School of Management, Thessaloniki. He has also completed one year of Economic History at Carleton University

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