Born in Tehran, Iran in 1976 and graduated in political science. In 2005 he began to write analytical reviews on Middle East issues and work as a reporter for the Persian radio section of Deutsche Welle in Beirut, Lebanon.
He used to work for several Iranian press media (such as Ham-Mihan and E’temad dailies and Shahrvand-e-Emrooz weekly magazine, all have been published in Tehran) as well as for a few reformist-affiliated websites (such as RoozOnline and JARAS). He also worked for Press TV, an Iranian based satellite TV channel. Ali Mohtadi translated dozens of articles from Arabic to Farsi and published them in Iranian print media.