Gholam Reza Azhari
|Gholam Reza Azhari|
|73rd Prime Minister of Iran|
6 November 1978 – 4 January 1979
|Monarch||Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi|
|Preceded by||Jafar Sharif-Emami|
|Succeeded by||Shapour Bakhtiar|
|Died||5 November 2001
New York, United States
 Early life and education
Azhari was appointed chief of staff of Iran's armed forces in 1971 and his tenure lasted until 1978. He served as interim Prime Minister of a military government until a civilian government could be chosen. He served as Prime Minister from 6 November 1978 to 31 December 1978. He formed the first military government in Iran since 1953. On 21 December 1978, Azhari, then the Prime Minister, told U.S. Ambassador to Iran William Sullivan that, "You must know this and you must tell it to your government. This country is lost because the Shah cannot make up his mind." Azhadi had a heart attack in December 1978. Then he was succeeded by Abbas Gharabaghi as the chief of the army staff. Shahpour Bahtiar succeeded Azhari as prime minister.
His cabinet was composed of 8 members (5 military men and 3 civilians):
- General Gholam Ali Oveissi, Military Governor of Tehran (Labour and Social Affairs),
- Lieutenant General Iraj Moghaddam, head of the Security Police (Energy),
- General Abbas Gharabaghi (Interior),
- Lieutenant General Abdol Hassan Sa'adatmand (Housing and Development),
- Lieutenant General Amir Hossein Rabiei (Information and Tourism),
- General Gholam-Reza Azhari (War)
- Amir Khosrow Afshar (Foreign Affairs),
- Mohammad Reza Amin (Industry),
- Karim Motamedi (Posts and Telecommunications).
- Mahammad Baheri (Justice)
- Vice Admiral Kamal Habibollahi (Culture and Art)
- Shamsoddin Mofidi (Higher Education)
- Mohammad Reza Ameli Tehrani (Education)
- Hassan Ali Mehran (Economic Affair and Finance)
- Hussein Najafi (Minister of Justice)
- Dr. Ahmad Memarzadeh (Minister of Commerce)
He died in the United States of America.
 See also
- Raein, Parviz (6 November 1978). "Shah decrees military control in Iran". The Day (Tehran). AP. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- Sullivan, William H. Mission to Iran. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1981. p. 212.
- "Shah selects chief of staff". The Palm Beach Post (Tehran). 5 January 1979. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- Chronology of Revolution: 1978
- 'Alí Rizā Awsatí (عليرضا اوسطى), Iran in the Past Three Centuries (Irān dar Se Qarn-e Goz̲ashteh - ايران در سه قرن گذشته), Volumes 1 and 2 (Paktāb Publishing - انتشارات پاکتاب, Tehran, Iran, 2003). ISBN 964-93406-6-1 (Vol. 1), ISBN 964-93406-5-3 (Vol. 2).
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