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Mohammad Salimi
Born 1937 (age 84–85)
Place of birth Mashhad
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 Khameini's military advisor the same date.[5][7]


Military offices
Preceded by
Ali Shahbazi
Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Army
Succeeded by
Ataollah Salehi

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