Government of Mohammad-Javad Bahonar (1981)

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Mohammad-Ali Rajai
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President of Iran
In office
August 15, 1981 – August 30, 1981
Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar
Leader Ruhollah Khomeini
Preceded by Abolhassan Banisadr
Succeeded by Ali Khamenei
Personal details
Born (1933-06-15)June 15, 1933
Ghazvin, Iran
Died August 30, 1981(1981-08-30) (aged 48)
Tehran, Iran
Political party Islamic Republican Party
Spouse(s) Ateghe Sediqi (1958-1981)
Religion Twelver Shi'a Islam
Mohammad-Javad Bahonar
محمد جواد باهنر
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Prime Minister of Iran
In office
August 15, 1981 – August 30, 1981
President Mohammad Ali Rajai
Leader Ruhollah Khomeini
Preceded by Mohammad Ali Rajai
Succeeded by Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani
Personal details
Born 1933
Kerman, Iran
Died August 30, 1981
Tehran, Iran
Political party Islamic Republican Party
Religion Usuli Islam

The Government of Mohammad-Javad Bahonar was the second government of Iran after the Iranian Revolution. During that time, Mohammad-Ali Rajai was president and Mohammad-Javad Bahonar was prime minister.

Rajai's Presidency[edit]

On August 15, 1981, Rajai was elected as second president of Iran. He introduced Mohammad-Javad Bahonar as prime minister to parliament and parliament voted him. Rajai was the President of Iran for 15 days. He started the Iranian retirement program for individuals over the age of 70. On August 30, 1981, President Rajai held a meeting of Iran's Supreme Defense Council, along with Prime Minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar. Witnesses later stated that a trusted aide brought a briefcase into the conference room, setting it between the two leaders, then left. Another person opened the case, triggering a bomb that set the room ablaze and killed Rajai, Bahonar, and three others.[1] The assassin was identified as Massoud Kashmiri, an operative of the People's Mujahedin of Iran (also known as the MKO, MEK and PMOI), who had infiltrated the Prime Minister's office in the guise of a state security official.

Bahonar's Prime Ministership[edit]

When Rajai became President on August 4, 1981, he chose Bahonar as his prime minister.

After Mohammad Beheshti was assassinated on June 28, 1981, Bahonar became the secretary-general of the Islamic Republic party, but he didn't last long in that position, nor in the position of Prime Minister, as he was assassinated after less than two months in these offices, along with Rajai and other party leaders, when a bomb exploded at his office in Tehran. The assassin was identified as Massoud Kashmiri, an operative of The People's Mujahedin of Iran (also known as the MKO, MEK and PMOI), who had infiltrated the Prime Minister's office in the guise of a state security official.

Members of the cabinet[edit]

List of members of Bahonar's cabinet was as follows:

Ministry Minister
President Mohammad-Ali Rajai
Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar
Agricultural Mohammad Salamati
Commerce Habibollah Asgaroladi
Post Morteza Nabavi
Culture and Islamic Guidance Abdul-Majid Moadikhah
Defense and Armed Forces Logistics Mousa Namjoo
Economy Hossein Namazi
Education Ali-Akbar Parvaresh
Energy Hassan Ghafori Fard
Foreign Affairs Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Health Hadi Manafi
Housing and Urban Mohammad-Shahab Gonabadi
Industries Mostafa Hashemi
Interior Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
Justice Mohammad Asghari
Labour and Social Affairs Mir-Mohammad Sadeghi
Petroleum Mohammad Gharazi
Roads Vacant
Science and Culture Mohammad-Ali Najafi

See also[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Government of Mohammad-Ali Rajai
Government of Iran
1981
Succeeded by
Interim government of the Islamic Republic

References[edit]

  1. ^ Facts on File Yearbook 1981