Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics (Iran)

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Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics
وزارت دفاع و پشتیبانی نیروهای مسلح جمهوری اسلامی ایران
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Agency overview
Formed 22 August 1989
Jurisdiction Islamic Republic of Iran
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Minister responsible

The Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) is the defence ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It was reestablished in 1989. The ministry is responsible for planning, logistics and funding of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, while the General Staff, a separate institution, has control over the forces.[1]

The ministry is one of the three "sovereign" ministerial bodies of Iran due to nature of its work at home and abroad.[2]

Ministers of Defence[edit]

Since 1979 Revolution
# Rank Name Time in office Service branch
1 Cdre. Ahmad Madani 1979 Army (Navy)
2 Brig. Gen. Taghi Riahi 1979 Army (Ground Force)
3 None Mostafa Chamran 1979–1980 Irregular Warfare Headquarters
4 Col. Javad Fakoori 1980–1981 Army (Air Force)
5 Col. Mousa Namjoo 1981 Army (Ground Force)
6 Col. Mohammad Salimi 1981–1984 Army (Ground Force)
Col. Mohammad-Reza Rahimi 1984–1985 Army (Ground Force)
7 Col. Mohammad Hossein Jalali 1985–1989 Army (Army Aviation)
8 None Akbar Torkan 1989–1993 Civilian
9 None Mohammad Forouzandeh 1993–1997 Revolutionary Guards
10 Cdre. Ali Shamkhani 1997–2005 Revolutionary Guards (Navy)
11 Brig. Gen. Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar 2005–2009 Revolutionary Guards (Ground Force)
12 Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi 2009–2013 Revolutionary Guards (Ground Force)
13 Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan 2013–present Revolutionary Guards (Air Force)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Forozan, Hesam (2015), The Military in Post-Revolutionary Iran: The Evolution and Roles of the Revolutionary Guards, Routledge, pp. 51–53, ISBN 9781317430742 
  2. ^ al Labbad, Mustafa (15 August 2013). "Rouhani's Cabinet Seeks New Balance in Iranian Policies". As Safir. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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