Javad Fakoori

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Javad Fakouri
Major General Fakori 2.JPG
Minister of Defence
In office
12 August 1980 – 29 September 1981
President Abulhassan Banisadr
Mohammad-Ali Rajai
Prime Minister Mohammad-Ali Rajai
Mohammad-Javad Bahonar
Preceded by Mostafa Chamran
Succeeded by Mousa Namjoo
Personal details
Born (1939-01-03)3 January 1939
Tabriz, Iran
Died 29 September 1981(1981-09-29) (aged 42)
Rey, Iran
Military service
Allegiance  Iran
Service/branch Air Force
Years of service 1959–1981
Rank Colonel[1]
Commands 2nd Tactical Air Base
1st Tactical Air Base
Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
Battles/wars Iran–Iraq War (Operation Kaman 99, Attack on H3, Operation Scorch Sword)

Javad Fakouri (Persian: جواد فکوری‎‎, 3 January 1939 – 29 September 1981) was a prominent military official and defense minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


Fakouri was commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force at the rank of colonel.[2] With the consent of Khomeini, then president Abolhasan Bani Sadr appointed him to this post in June 1980.[3][4]

Fakouri was the commander of the IRIAF during the Iran–Iraq War. He also served as defense minister from Spring 1981 to September 1981.[5] Fakouri replaced Mostafa Chamran as defense minister when the latter died in a plane crash accident during the Iran Iraq war. Mohammad Salimi replaced Fakouri as defense minister in 1981.[5]


Tomb of Fakouri in Behesht-e Zahra

Fakouri and other senior military officials including Valiollah Fallahi, Mousa Namjoo were killed in an air crash near Tehran on 29 September 1981.[5][6] He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Major General.


  1. ^ Nikola B. Schahgaldian, Gina Barkhordarian (March 1987), The Iranian Military Under the Islamic Republic (PDF), RAND, ISBN 0-8330-0777-7, retrieved 15 January 2017 
  2. ^ Ehteshami Anous (1995). After Khomeini: The Iranian Second Republic. Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Incorporated. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-415-10879-9. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Dilip Hiro (1987). Iran Under the Ayatollahs. Routledge & Kegan Paul. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-7102-1123-1. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Iranian military chiefs reshuffled". Spokane Daily Chronicle. AP. 19 June 1980. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Sepehr Zabir (23 April 2012). The Iranian Military in Revolution and War (RLE Iran D). CRC Press. p. 277. ISBN 978-1-136-81270-5. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Sepehr Zabir (25 February 2011). Iran Since the Revolution (RLE Iran A). Routledge. p. 194. ISBN 978-0-415-61069-8. Retrieved 24 August 2013.