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Reza Salehi Amiri (Persian: رضا صالحی امیری‎) is an Iranian politician and former intelligence officer who is currently President of National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He was a deputy to Mayor of Tehran and was also Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance and President of National Library of Iran. He was previously served as acting Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports from August to October 2013.[2] On 23 October 2016, Salehi Amiri was nominated by President Hassan Rouhani as Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, needing parliament's approval. He was approved by the parliament with 192 votes.[citation needed]

Reza Salehi Amiri
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Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance
In office
1 November 2016 – 20 August 2017
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byAbbas Salehi (Acting)
Succeeded byAbbas Salehi
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports
Acting
In office
17 August 2013 – 28 October 2013
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byMohammad Abbasi
Succeeded byMohammad Shariatmadari
Personal details
Born (1962-05-04) 4 May 1962 (age 57)
Babul, Mazandaran, Iran
NationalityIranian
Political partyModeration and Development Party[1]
Alma materIslamic Azad University

He is graduate of political science and Public administration from Azad University and is also a professor at the university. He has written 14 books and 60 scientific articles.[3] He was also head of Hassan Rouhani's 2013 presidential campaign cultural affairs.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ali Omidi (27 October 2016), "The main reason Rouhani replaced three of his ministers", Al-Monitor, retrieved 7 December 2016
  2. ^ صالحی‌امیری سرپرست وزارت ورزش و جوانان شد
  3. ^ سیدرضا صالحی امیری
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kioumars Hashemi
President of National Olympic Committee of Iran
15 January 2018–present
Incumbent
Civic offices
Preceded by
Mojtaba Abdollahi
Socio–Cultural Deputy to Mayor of Tehran
12 November 2017–20 January 2018
Succeeded by
Valiollah Shojapourian
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Eshaq Salahi
President of National Library of Iran
20 February 2014–18 March 2017
Succeeded by
Ashraf Boroujerdi