Mohammad Forouzandeh

Mohammad Forouzandeh
Minister of Defense
In office
20 August 1993  19 August 1997
President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Preceded by Akbar Torkan
Succeeded by Ali Shamkhani
Personal details
Born (1960-01-01) 1 January 1960
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Religion Islam

Mohammad Forouzandeh (Persian: محمد فروزنده) is an Iranian politician and security figure and the former head of the Bonyad-e Mostazafen va Janbazan (Foundation of the Oppressed and Disabled).[1] His tenure as head of the foundation began on December 3, 2004, and was renewed for another five years on December 2, 2009.[2] He resigned from his post on July 22, 2014, and was replaced by Mohammad Saeedikia. Forouzandeh was also a member of the Expediency Discernment Council from 2007 to 2012. He served as chief of staff of the Revolutionary Guard in the late 1980s and later as Defense Minister of Iran.[3]


  1. Bonyad-e Mostazafan van Janbazan: Oppressed and Disabled Veterans Foundation (MJF) Page last modified: 10-07-2008. 15 March 2009
  2. Bonyad Chief Reinstated Iran Daily, December 3, 2005.
  3. Katzman, Kenneth. "Iran’s Bonyads: Economic Strengths and Weaknesses". 6 August 2006 accessed 15-May-2009

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