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Mohammad Hossein Jalali is an Iranian military official who served as minister of defense.

Mohammad Hossein Jalali
Minister of defense Mohammad Hossein Jalali.jpg
Minister of Defense
In office
28 October 1985[1] – 21 August 1989
Prime MinisterMir Hossein Mousavi
Preceded byMohammad-Reza Rahimi (acting)
Succeeded byAkbar Torkan
Personal details
Military service
Ministry of Defense
Revolutionary Guards
General Staff
RankBrigadier general
CommandsArmy Aviation
IRGC Air Force
Battles/warsIran–Iraq War
AwardsOrder of Nasr Ribbon.svg Order of Nasr (1st class)[2]


Jalali was appointed minister of defense in October 1985 to the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Mir Hossein Mousavi.[3][4] He replaced Mohammad Salimi as defense minister.[3] Jalali was in office until August 1989.

Jalali was a brigadier general and the commander of the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. He was appointed to this post in January 1992, replacing Hossein Dehghan.[5] In November 1997, brigadier general Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf replaced Jalali as commander of the air wing of the IRGC. Then Jalali was appointed by Ali Khamenei as deputy chief of staff of the armed forces for logistics, research and industry.[6]


  1. ^ "Talks of the 186th meeting of the 2nd legislature" (PDF) (in Persian). Library, Museum and Document Center of Islamic Consultative Assembly. 28 October 1985. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  2. ^ Poursafa, Mahdi (20 January 2014). گزارش فارس از تاریخچه نشان‌های نظامی ایران، از «اقدس» تا «فتح»؛ مدال‌هایی که بر سینه سرداران ایرانی نشسته است [From "Aghdas" to "Fath": Medals resting on the chest of Iranian Serdars] (in Persian). Fars News. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b Sepehr Zabir (23 April 2012). The Iranian Military in Revolution and War (RLE Iran D). CRC Press. p. 277. ISBN 978-1-136-81270-5. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  4. ^ Bahman Baktiari (1996). Parliamentary Politics in Revolutionary Iran: The Institutionalization of Factional Politics. University Press of Florida. p. 157. ISBN 978-0-8130-1461-6. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  5. ^ Cordesman, Anthony H. (September 1994). "Iran's Military Forces: 1988-1993" (PDF). Center for Strategic and International Studies. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Iran Names new Revolutionary Guards air force head". Farsi Net. Reuters. 31 October 1997. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
Military offices
Preceded by
Hossein Dehghan
Commander of the Revolutionary Guards Air Force
18 January 1992 – 30 October 1997
Succeeded by
Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf