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Amir Hatami
Hatami in 2019
Minister of Defense
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]
Years of service 1981–present
Rank Brigadier general
Unit Ground Force

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
Succeeded by
Ghasem Taghizadeh
Preceded by
Hossein Dehghan
Minister of Defense
Military offices
Last known title holder:
Mohammad-Hassan Nami
Intelligence Deputy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army

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