Last updated on: 9/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel, PhD Biography

Title:
Speaker of the Iranian Parliament
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“England, and then America, wished to have control over the Islamic world, to prevent Muslim unity, and to have control of the oil resources in the Middle East. Therefore, following World War II, they established an artificial, false, and fictitious state called Israel in this region… We say to America, England, and the supporters of Israel in the West: You will not benefit from supporting Israel. You are earning the hostility of 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, under the pretext of supporting a handful of Zionists, whom you brought and stuck, like a dagger, in the hearts of the Muslims in the Middle East.”

“Official Speech,” Iranian News Channel, July 18, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Speaker of the Majlis (legislative body) of Iran, 2004-present
  • Head of the Iranian Academy of Persian Language and Literature, 2004
  • Vice Minister of Education
  • Vice Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance
  • Executive Director of the Islamic Encyclopedia Foundation
  • Member and contributor of the Editorial Board of Nativ
  • Member of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature
  • Member of the High Council of Cultural Revolution
  • Member of the Expediency Discernment Council
Education:
  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Tehran, 1975
  • Studied Islamic Philosophy under Morteza Motahhari and Sayyed Hossein Nasr
  • MS, Physics, University of Shiraz
  • BS, Physics, University of Tehran
Other:
  • None found