|Shamkhani in 1980s|
|Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council|
10 September 2013
|Preceded by||Saeed Jalili|
|Minister of Defence|
19 August 1997 – 24 August 2005
|Preceded by||Mohammad Forouzandeh|
|Succeeded by||Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar|
29 September 1955 |
|Alma mater||Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz|
|Service/branch||Navy of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution
Islamic Republic of Iran Navy
|Years of service||1981–1997|
Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud
Early life and education
Then he held the post of the minister of defense from August 1997 until August 2005 in the government of Mohammad Khatami. Shamkani was replaced by Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar in the post. In the 2001 presidential elections Shamkhani run for office.
Awards and honors
In 2003, Shamkhani received Shojaat Medal, highest military medal from President Mohammad Khatami. He was also honored for his eight years service as minister of defence in 2005. In 2004, Shamkhani received Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud, highest Medal in Saudi Arabia from King Fahd for his prominent role in the design and implementation in developing relations with Arabic countries in the Persian Gulf. He is the first Iranian minister to received the medal.
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Mohammad Hossein Malekzadegan
|Commander-in-chief of the Naval Defense Forces
|Minister of Defense
|Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council