|Communication and Information Technology Minister|
2005 – August 2009
|Preceded by||Ahmad Motamedi|
|Succeeded by||Reza Taghipour|
|Born||1954 (age 60–61)
|Political party||Islamic Republic Party|
|Alma mater||Pierre-and-Marie-Curie 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.
Signing of the Asia and Pacific Cooperation Organization Convention
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.
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."
World Summit on the Information Society
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.
- "Iran's CIT Minister confers with Chinese officials". Islamic Republic News Agency. 28 Oct 2006.
- "Iran launches first satellite, joint project with Russia". NewsFromRussia.com. 31 Oct 2005.
- "CIT minister gives briefing on WSIS outcome". Islamic Republic News Agency. 19 November 2005.