Sadegh Amoli Larijani (صادق آملی لاریجانی) is just one of five brothers with powerful positions in the Islamic Republic of Iran. For several years, the Larijani brothers were particular favorites of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini, who was ready to appoint them to any empty post.
Like his father before him, Mehdi Shabzedehdar dedicated his life to becoming an Islamic jurist. Both sides of Shabzendehdar’s family are made up of clerics and revolutionary activists with close ties to the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati may be the only official in the Islamic Republic who has remained in the same position since the beginning of the revolution. He has been a permanent member of the Guardian Council, the Assembly of Experts, the Expediency Council, the Supreme Council for the Cultural Revolution, and the permanent chair of the Coordination Council for Islamic Propaganda.