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Sadeq Khalilian (born 1959) is an Iranian economist, academic and politician who served as agriculture minister from 2009 to 2013 in the government headed by Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.[1]

Sadeq Khalilian
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Minister of Agriculture
In office
3 September 2009 – 15 August 2013
PresidentMahmoud Ahmedinejad
Preceded byMohammad Reza Eskandari
Succeeded byMahmoud Hojjati
Personal details
Born (1959-08-08) 8 August 1959 (age 59)
Ahvaz, Iran
NationalityIranian
Alma materTarbiat Modares University
Military service
Branch/serviceRevolutionary Committee
Revolutionary Guards

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Early life and educationEdit

Khalilian was born in Ahvaz in the Khouzaestan province in 1959.[2] He holds a bachelor's degree from Ahvaz University.[3] He received a PhD in agricultural economy from Tarbiat Modares University in 1996.[2][4] During his studies, he was a member of the Islamic Association of Students.[2]

CareerEdit

Khalilian became a member of the Revolutionary Committees and IRGC after graduation.[2] In 1990, he began to work at Tarbiat Modares University's faculty of agriculture as a faculty member.[2] From 1998 to 2000, he served at different administrative positions at the university.[2] Then he served as deputy agriculture minister until 2009.[5] After the presidential elections in 2009, Ahmedinejad nominated Khalilian as agriculture minister.[6] He was approved by the Majlis on 3 September 2009.[7] He won 200 votes in favor and 54 votes against.[8]

Khalilian registered for the 2013 presidential election,[9][10] but he withdrew his candidacy on 14 May.[11][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments". CIA. 11 June 2012. Archived from the original on 26 October 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "A Brief Biography of Iran's New Ministers". Payvand. 7 September 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Staff". Tarbiat Modares University. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  4. ^ Glenn, Louisa (1 September 2009). "Background brief: Ahmadinejad's cabinet". National Democratic Institute. Archived from the original on 8 July 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  5. ^ Rosen, Brianna (25 August 2009). "Government Re-Shuffling in Iran". Iran Tracker. Archived from the original on 5 June 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  6. ^ "The president introduces his ministerial candidates" (PDF). Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center. August 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Backgrounder: List of Iran's new cabinet ministers". Xinhua. Tehran. 3 September 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  8. ^ Shoaei, Hanif (2 September 2009). "Iran's Parliament approves a hard-line Cabinet in Tehran". Demotix. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  9. ^ Lehmann, Christof (11 May 2013). "All Heavyweights among 500 Presidential Hopefuls in Iran Elections". NSNBC International. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Presidential election enters new stage". Tehran Times. 11 May 2013. Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  11. ^ "'6 candidates withdraw Iran's presidential race'". Alalam. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Iran agriculture minister withdraws presidential candidacy". BBC Monitoring International Reports. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.

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