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Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei is an influential Iranian politician. He is a top adviser to the Iranian President, and the President's Chief of Staff.{{cite web | title = Despite uproar, Ahmadinejad appoints Mashaei to new job | publisher = Press TV | date =2009-07-25 | url = http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=101619§ionid=351020101 | accessdate = 2009-07-27 }} He has been described as a pragmatic, moderate Conservative, and a "Religious-Nationalist" who actively promotes nationalistic themes and ideas, and puts emphasis on Iran's pre-Islamic past, much to the disdain of the Islamic Republic's conservative establishment.
He was for a short time First Vice President of Iran. His appointment on July 17, 2009, was heavily criticized by the hard-line conservatives and he resigned on July 24 following an intervention by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.{{cite web | title = Revolutionary Leader's letter to the President about Mr. Mashaei | publisher = Khamenei web site | date =2009-07-18 | url =http://farsi.khamenei.ir/message-content?id=7495 | language =Persian | accessdate = 2009-07-25 }}{{cite news | title = Iranian vice-president 'sacked' | publisher = BBC News | date =2007-12-25 | url =http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8168202.stm | accessdate = 2009-07-25 }} » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Pensiun Sebagai Presiden Iran, Ini Aktivitas Baru Ahmadinejad
2013-08-11
Pembangunan Universitas Pascasarjana itu akan dibangun di Teheran, Ibukota Iran. Mengenai nama 'Universitas Iran' yang diinginkan Ahmadinejad, saat ini masih dalam proses lobi dengan beberapa pihak. Ajudan Ahmadinejad, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei ...
(Republika Online)
  1. Rencana Ahmadinejad Setelah Pensiun

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Iran: Ahmadinejad defends record in TV interview
2013-07-30
According to reports in the Iranian media, Iran's Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution have given Ahmadinejad permission to open a university for postgraduate studies in Tehran. Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, formerly one of Ahmadinejad's closest aides ...
(Asharq Alawsat English)

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    Ahmadinejad Plans To Establish New University
    2013-07-29
    Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, Ahmadinejad's right-hand man, has said that Ahmadinejad wants to name the institution "Iranian University." Quoting Tasnin news agency, AP reports that the university will focus on technology, nanotechnology, and aerospace and ...
    (RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty)
    1. Iran's Ahmadinejad to Set Up University After Exit From Office

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    Mock condolences in Iran for Ahmadinejad's political 'death'
    2013-07-17
    One intriguing hint was given last week by his closest aide, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, who was barred by the ruling imams from the June election as part of the high-level fallout against Mr Ahmadinejad. "We are not considering formation of a political ...
    (The National)
    1. Iranian guessing game: Ahmadinejad's next move

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    A test of wills in Iran
    2013-06-22
    ... the Guardian Council rendered ineligible one of the founding fathers of the Islamic Republic, former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (it also barred Ahmadinejad's hand-picked candidate, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei), seemingly leaving Rowhani as ...
    (Guelph Mercury)

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      Democracy In The Islamic State And Iran's New President
      2013-06-18
      The powerful ex-president and former head of the Expediency Council, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, former Vice President, friend and protege of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad applied on the last day. Both candidates were rejected ...
      (CounterCurrents.org)
      1. After Eight Years In Office, Ahmadinejad Faces An Uncertain Future
      2. Ahmadinejad meets successor after election

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      Rouhani: Iran could open talks with US if it quits bullying, respects nuclear ...
      2013-06-17
      Nor did they include Ahmadinejad's aide and protege Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, who was among those excluded by the Guardian Council. CNN's Shirzad Bozorgmehr, Michael Martinez, Holly Yan, Michael Schwartz, Laura Smith-Spark, Reza Sayah, Azadeh ...
      (CNN International)
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      2. Iran's Hasan Rowhani, former nuclear negotiator, sees wide lead in early vote ...
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      Iran's new president Rouhani draws congratulations, skepticism
      2013-06-16
      Nor did they include Ahmadinejad's aide and protege Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, who was among those excluded by the Guardian Council. The only cleric among the candidates, he has close ties to Khamenei and served in Iran's parliament for two decades.
      (CNN International)

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        Hassan Rouhani is Iran's next president after appealing to tradition, reform
        2013-06-15
        Nor did they include Ahmadinejad's aide and protege Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, who was among those excluded by the Guardian Council. Rouhani had the backing of the highly influential former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and appears to have ...
        (CNN International)

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