Mohammad Bagher Nobakht

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Mohammad Bagher Nobakht
Mohammad Bagher Nobakht 2018.jpg
Nobakht in 2018
Vice President of Iran
Head of Plan and Budget Organization of Iran
Assumed office
2 August 2016
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byOffice reestablished
Vice President of Iran
Head of Management and Planning Organization
In office
10 November 2014 – 1 August 2016
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byOffice reestablished
Vacant after Amir-Mansour Borgheie
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Vice President of Iran
for Supervision and Strategic Affairs and Acting for Management and Human Resources Development[1]
In office
1 September 2013 – 10 November 2014
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byBehrouz Moradi (Supervision and Strategic Affairs)
Gholam-Hossein Elham (Management and Human Resources Development)
Succeeded byOffices abolished
Spokesperson of the Government of Iran
In office
28 August 2013 – 1 August 2018
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byGholam Hossein Elham
Succeeded byAli Rabiei
Member of Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 1988 – 28 May 2004
Majority285,536 (25.9%)[2]
Personal details
Mohammad Bagher Nobakht Haghighi

(1950-12-13) 13 December 1950 (age 68)
Rasht, Iran
Political partyModeration and Development Party
OccupationEconomist, politician

Mohammad Bagher Nobakht Haghighi (Persian: محمد باقر نوبخت حقیقی‎; born 13 December 1950 in Rasht, Iran) is an Iranian politician and economist and currently Hassan Rouhani's adviser for Supervision and Strategic Affairs, Head of Plan and Budget Organization, and also Spokesman of the Government. He is also the former Head of Management and Planning Organization[3] and secretary-general of the Moderation and Development Party.[4]

He was a representative of Rasht in the Islamic Consultative Assembly for four consecutive terms. He was the spokesman for Rouhani's 2013 presidential election and also Deputy of Economic Research Department at the Center for Strategic Research,[5] a think tank led by Rouhani.

Following Rouhani's election, Nobakht was appointed as the president's liaison to the legislative branch led by Ali Ardashir Larijani, with the mandate to "establish communication and moderation" between the two branches of government; Larijani appointed Mohammad-Reza Bahonar as Nobakht's counterpart.[6] He was appointed as adviser for Supervision and Strategic Affairs on 5 August 2013 by Rouhani. On 11 August 2013, he was appointed vice president for planning and strategic supervision.[7]. Nobakht worked as the prosecutor for the revolutionary court, and was in charge of executing minors in 1980s.


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  2. ^ Profile
  3. ^ "Administrative and Recruitment Organisation (ARO) revives/President appoints ARO, PBO heads". Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  4. ^ Khani, Mohamamd Hassan (17 July 2012). "Political Parties in the Islamic Republic of Iran". Iran Review. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Experts: Dr Mohammad Bagher Nobakht". Center for Strategic Research. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Iran News Round Up". American Enterprise Institute. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013. Rouhani appointed Economic Research Department Deputy at the Expediency Council’s Center for Strategic Research Mohammad Bagher Nobakht to represent the executive and Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani appointed his deputy Mohammad Reza Bahonar to represent the legislative branch in an effort to “establish communication and moderation” between the two institutions.
  7. ^ "New Vice Presidents Appointed In Iran". Haberler (News). 12 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
Party political offices
New title
Party established
Secretary-General of the Moderation and Development Party