Omid Nouripour has been a member of the German federal parliament since 2006. He chairs the Green Party caucus in the Defence Committee and is the party’s spokesman on defence and security. He has been a member of the Green Party (Alliance ‘90/The Greens) since 1996, serving on the managing board (2002–06). Until 2009 he was also spokesperson for the Green’s Federal Working Committee on Migrants and Refugees. He was born in Iran and was granted German citizenship in 2002.