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Amir
Amir Hatami
Hatami in 2019
Minister of Defense
Incumbent
Assumed office
20 August 2017
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Hossein Dehghan
Personal details
Born c. 1965/1966 (age 54–55)[1]
Zanjan, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Independent
Alma mater Officers' Academy
University of Command and Staff
Supreme National Defense University
Occupation Military officer
Military service
Allegiance Iran
Service/branch Basij[2]
Army
Years of service 1981–present
Rank Brigadier general
Unit Ground Force
Battles/wars

Amir Hatami (Persian: امیر حاتمی‎) is an Iranian regular army (Artesh) officer with the rank of Brigadier general and the current minister of defense of Iran.[1] He was designated as the defense minister by President Hassan Rouhani on 8 August 2017[1] and gained vote of confidence from the parliament on 20 August 2017, with 261 yes, 10 nays, 13 abstentions and 4 invalid votes.[3]

He is the first minister of defense with Artesh background in more than two decades, an office held by Revolutionary Guards officers only since 1989.[4]

Hatami previously served as the head of the Army's international relations office, as well as a deputy in the armed forces general staff.[5]

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Government offices
Preceded by
Majid Bokayi
Deputy Minister of Defense
2013–2017
Succeeded by
Ghasem Taghizadeh
Preceded by
Hossein Dehghan
Minister of Defense
2017–present
Incumbent
Military offices
Unknown
Last known title holder:
Mohammad-Hassan Nami
Intelligence Deputy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army
1998–2005
Unknown

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