|Born||1937 (age 84–85)|
|Place of birth||Mashhad|
|Years of service||1979-2005|
Defence Minister (1981-1984)|
Commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army
Salimi was born in Mashhad in 1937.
Salimi was the defense minister in the cabinet of Mir-Hossein Mousavi, replacing Javad Fakoori. He was in office from 1981 to August 1984. He was succeeded by Mohammad Hossein Jalali as defense minister. Although Salimi retired, he was appointed commander-in-chief in May 2000, replacing Ali Shahbazi. Salimi resigned from office in September 2005. He was succeeded by Major General Ataollah Salehi as the commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army. Then Salimi was named as Ali Khameini's military advisor the same date.
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