Mohammad Soleimani

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Mohammad Soleimani
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Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
3 May 2012 – 28 May 2016
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority 284,452
Minister of Information and Communications Technology
In office
22 August 2005 – 21 August 2009
President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad
Preceded by Ahmad Motamedi
Succeeded by Reza Taghipour
Personal details
Born 1954 (age 62–63)
Kazerun, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Front of Islamic Revolution Stability[1]
Other political
Islamic Republic Party
Alma mater Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University
Shiraz University

Mohammad Soleimani (born 1954) is an Iranian politician and former Minister of Communication and Information Technology (2005-2009). He is also an electrical engineer and a professor at Iran University of Science and Technology. He was born in Kazerun.


Soleimani was born in Kazerun. He received an BSc in 1978 from Shiraz University in Iran and a MSc in 1981 and a PhD in 1983 in high-frequency electronics from Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University.

Signing of the Asia and Pacific Cooperation Organization Convention[edit]

Soleimani met with China's Deputy Prime Minister Huang Ju on 27 October 2005, and signed the convention establishing the Asia and Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO). Iran's first satellite Sinah-1 was launched with help from the Government of Russia from Polstesk space base in Murmansk province in northwestern Russia. Ahmad Talebzadeh, Iran's Aerospace Organization head, also attended the meeting.[2]

When he returned to Tehran he told reporters, "By placing Iran's Sina-1 (Z-S.4) in its designated orbit, we have practically joined the group of countries enjoying space technology. It was a big achievement."[3]

World Summit on the Information Society[edit]

The 2005 World Summit on the Information Society was held in Tunisia from 16 to 19 November 2005. 12,000 officials from 50 different national governments, the United Nations, and various non-governmental organizations participated. Per Soleimani's wishes, "non-discriminatory access" to information technology was approved.[4]


  1. ^ "Iran: A Political Threat to Rouhani? Introducing the Endurance Front". EA WorldView. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Iran's CIT Minister confers with Chinese officials". Islamic Republic News Agency. 28 Oct 2006. 
  3. ^ "Iran launches first satellite, joint project with Russia". 31 Oct 2005. 
  4. ^ "CIT minister gives briefing on WSIS outcome". Islamic Republic News Agency. 19 November 2005. 

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