Mohammad Yazdii

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Mohammad Yazdi
Chairman of the Assembly of Experts
Assumed office
10 March 2015
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
Preceded by Mahdavi Kani
Member of the Assembly of Experts
Assumed office
21 February 1991
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
Constituency Tehran Province
Majority 970,192 (4th assembly)[1]
Chief Justice of Iran
In office
30 June 1989 – 30 June 1999
Appointed by Ali Khamenei
Preceded by Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili
Succeeded by Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Member of Islamic Consultative Assembly
In office
28 May 1980 – 27 May 1988
Constituency Qom (1st term)
Tehran (2nd term)
Majority 156,049 (93.1%; 2nd term)[2]
Member of Assembly of Experts for the Constitution
In office
19 August 1979 – 15 November 1979
Constituency Bakhtaran Province
Majority 101,735 (46%)
Personal details
Born 1931 (age 86–87)
Isfahan, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Combatant Clergy Association
Religion Shia Islam

Mohammad Yazdi (Persian: Mohamad Yazdi‎‎) (born 1931)[3] is an Iranian cleric who served as the head of Judiciary System of Iran between 1989 and 1999. In 2015, he was elected to lead Iran's Assembly of Experts, defeating Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president, by a vote count of 47 to 24.[4]


Yazdi is a member of the Assembly of Experts[3] and the Guardian Council. He served as the interim Friday prayer leader of Tehran.

In 2009, Abbas Palizdar, a member of the Iranian Parliament's judicial inquiry and review committee, accused Yazdi of corruption and money laundering.[5][6][7]


  1. "Parliament members" (in Persian). Iranian Assembly of Experts. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  2. "Parliament members" (in Persian). Iranian Majlis. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Khalaji, Mehdi (February 2012). "Supreme Succession. Who Will Lead Post-Khamenei Iran?" (Policy Focus (No. 117)). The Washington Institute. Washington DC. 
  4. Retrieved 2015-03-11.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. After Khomeini: Iran under his successors. Saïd Amir Arjomand, p. 62
  6. "News". IPS News. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  7. "The Fight between Iran's Neoconservatives and Conservatives". Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Abdolkarim Mousavi Ardebili
Head of judiciary of Islamic Republic of Iran
Succeeded by
Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi