Mohammad Salimi

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Mohammad Salimi
Born(1937-02-02)February 2, 1937
Mashhad, Iran
DiedJanuary 30, 2016(2016-01-30) (aged 78)
Tehran, Iran
Service/branchGround Forces
Years of service1955–2005
RankMajor General
Commands heldDefence Minister (1981–1984)
Commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army
Battles/warsIran–Iraq War

Mohammad Salimi (Persian: سرلشکر محمد سلیمی‎; February 2, 1937 – January 30, 2016) was an Iranian military person. He was born in Mashhad, Iran. He was the commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army.[1] He served in the Iran-Iraq War. He began his career in 1955 and resigned in 2005. Salimi was the defense minister in the cabinet of Mir-Hossein Mousavi, replacing Javad Fakoori.[2] He was in office from 1981 to August 1984.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "آفتاب - انتصاب سرلشكرصالحي به عنوان فرماندهی كل ارتش". Aftab News. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  2. Sepehr Zabir (23 April 2012). The Iranian Military in Revolution and War (RLE Iran D). CRC Press. p. 277. ISBN 978-1-136-81270-5. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  3. J. Dionne (16 August 1984). "Tehran dismisses 5 cabinet members". The New York Times. Paris. Retrieved 27 August 2013.