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Abbas Vaeze Tabasi

Abbas Vaez Tabasi
Born 1935 (age 78–79)
Tabas, Iran

Abbas Vaez Tabasi (Persian: آيت الله عباس واعظ طبسی‎) (born 1935) is an influential Iranian cleric who holds memberships at different institutions.

Early life

Vaez Tabasi hails from a family of Mashhadi origin.[1] He was born in 1935.

Career

Vaez Tabasi is a member of the Expediency Discernment Council and the Assembly of Experts of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He is also the head of the Astan Quds Razavi Foundation. The foundation runs "auto plants, agricultural businesses, and many other enterprises, and it is worth an estimated $15 billion."[2] This gives him the nickname of Sultan of Khorasan.[3]

In 2006 he was elected to the Assembly of Experts[4] to the surprise of some observers.[5]

Personal life

Vaez Tabasi's daughter married Supreme Leader Khamanei's son, Sayyid Hassan.[1] His son Nasser is the heir to the throne of Khorasan in Iran,[6] and the son-in-law of Khamanei.[1]

References

External links

Iran portal
Biography portal
Politics portal
  • (Persian) Official Website
  • (Persian) BBC article about Naser Vaez-Tabasi


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