Mohammad Abbasi (Persian: محمد عباسی, born 28 February 1958) is an Iranian politician who is the former minister of youth affairs and sports. He was Minister of Cooperatives in the first and second Cabinet of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from 2005 to 2011.
|Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports|
3 August 2011 – 17 August 2013
|Preceded by||Ali Saeedlou|
(as Head of Physical Organization)
(as Head of Youth National Organization)
|Succeeded by||Mahmoud Goudarzi|
|Minister of Cooperatives|
5 November 2006 – 3 August 2011
|Preceded by||Mohammad Ardakani|
|Succeeded by||Reza Sheykholeslam (Cooperatives, Labour and Welfare)|
|Member of Parliament of Iran|
28 May 2004 – 1 November 2005
|Born||28 February 1958|
Abbasi was elected member of the Parliament of Iran from Gorgan constituency and was deputy head of budget center in the Parliament. After the resignation of Mohammad Ardakani as minister of cooperatives, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad nominated Abbasi for the position to Parliament. He received 200 out of 285 voted and became minister 5 November 2006. He was re-appointed to the post in Second Cabinet of Ahmadinejad. On 20 June 2011, and after Ahmadinejad's candidate for ministry of youth affairs and sports was rejected by Parliament, he was appointed as acting minister. He was nominated for the full portfolio on 26 July 2011 and was confirmed by the Parliament on 3 August 2011.