Javad Fakoori

Javad Fakouri
Minister of Defence
In office
12 August 1980  29 September 1981
President Abulhassan Banisadr
Mohammad-Ali Rajai
Prime Minister Mohammad-Ali Rajai
Mohammad-Javad Bahonar
Preceded by Mostafa Chamran
Succeeded by Mohammad Salimi
Personal details
Born (1939-01-03)3 January 1939
Tabriz, Iran
Died 29 September 1981(1981-09-29) (aged 42)
Rey, Iran
Spouse(s) Zahra Moshtagh
Children Anosh, Aida, Ali
Religion Islam
Military service
Allegiance Imperial Air Force (1959–1979)
Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
Years of service 1959–1981
Rank Major General
Commands Commander of the second base of Prey
Commander of the first base of Prey
Air Force Operational Assistant
Commander of the Air Force
Battles/wars Iran–Iraq War (Operation Kaman 99, Attack on H3, Operation Scorch Sword)

Javad Fakouri (Persian: جواد فکوری, 3 January 1939 – 29 September 1981) was a prominent military official and defense minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


Fakouri was commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force at the rank of colonel.[1] With the consent of Khomeini, then president Abolhasan Bani Sadr appointed him to this post in June 1980.[2][3]

Fakouri was the commander of the IRIAF during the Iran–Iraq War. He also served as defense minister from Spring 1981 to September 1981.[4] Fakouri replaced Mostafa Chamran as defense minister when the latter died in a plane crash accident during the Iran Iraq war. Mohammad Salimi replaced Fakouri as defense minister in 1981.[4]


Tomb of Fakouri in Behesht-e Zahra

Fakouri and other senior military officials including Valiollah Fallahi, Mousa Namjoo were killed in an air crash near Tehran on 29 September 1981.[4][5] When he died he held the rank of Major General.


  1. Ehteshami Anous (1995). After Khomeini: The Iranian Second Republic. Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Incorporated. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-415-10879-9. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  2. Dilip Hiro (1987). Iran Under the Ayatollahs. Routledge & Kegan Paul. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-7102-1123-1. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  3. "Iranian military chiefs reshuffled". Spokane Daily Chronicle. AP. 19 June 1980. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  4. 1 2 3 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.
  5. Sepehr Zabir (25 February 2011). Iran Since the Revolution (RLE Iran A). Routledge. p. 194. ISBN 978-0-415-61069-8. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
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