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Mohammad Salimi

Mohammad Salimi
Born 1937 (age 77–78)
Allegiance Iran
Service/branch Ground Forces
Years of service 1979-2005
Rank Major General
Commands held Defence Minister (1981-1984)
Commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army
Battles/wars Iran–Iraq War

Mohammad Salimi (Persian: سرلشکر محمد سلیمی‎) (born 1937) is the former commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army and defense minister.[1]

Early life

Salimi was born in Mashhad in 1937.[2]


Salimi was the defense minister in the cabinet of Mir-Hossein Mousavi, replacing Javad Fakoori.[3] He was in office from 1981 to August 1984.[4] He was succeeded by Mohammad Hossein Jalali as defense minister.[3]

Although Salimi retired, he was appointed commander-in-chief in May 2000, replacing Ali Shahbazi.[5][6] Salimi resigned from office in September 2005.[5] He was succeeded by Major General Ataollah Salehi as the commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army.[5] Then Salimi was named as Ali Khamenei's military advisor on the same date.[5][7]


  1. ^ "آفتاب - انتصاب سرلشكرصالحي به عنوان فرماندهی كل ارتش". Aftab News. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Joint Crisis: Supreme Defense Council of Iran, 1980". Harvard Model United Nations. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Sepehr Zabir (23 April 2012). The Iranian Military in Revolution and War (RLE Iran D). CRC Press. p. 277. ISBN . Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  4. ^ J. Dionne (16 August 1984). "Tehran dismisses 5 cabinet members". The New York Times (Paris). Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d "General Mohammad Salimi". Iran Briefing. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Iranian Leader Appoints New Army Commanders". People's Daily. 23 June 2000. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Iran’s regular army gets new chief as reshuffle goes on". Iran Focus. 11 September 2005. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Ali Shahbazi
Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Army
Succeeded by
Ataollah Salehi
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