|Minister of Defence|
12 August 1980 – 29 September 1981
|Prime Minister||Mohammad-Ali Rajai
|Preceded by||Mostafa Chamran|
|Succeeded by||Mousa Namjoo|
3 January 1939|
|Died||29 September 1981
|Years of service||1959–1981|
|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)|
Fakouri was commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force at the rank of colonel. With the consent of Khomeini, then president Abolhasan Bani Sadr appointed him to this post in June 1980.
Fakouri was the commander of the IRIAF during the Iran–Iraq War. He also served as defense minister from Spring 1981 to September 1981. 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.
Fakouri and other senior military officials including Valiollah Fallahi, Mousa Namjoo were killed in an air crash near Tehran on 29 September 1981. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Major General.
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