Mohammad Abbasi

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Mohammad Abbasi
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Abbasi in 2010
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports
In office
3 August 2011 – 17 August 2013
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Ali Saeedlou
(as Head of Physical Organization)
Farahnaz Torkestani
(as Head of Youth National Organization)
Succeeded by Mahmoud Goudarzi
Minister of Cooperatives
In office
5 November 2005 – 3 August 2011
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Mohammad Ardakani
Succeeded by Reza Sheykholeslam (Cooperatives, Labour and Welfare)
Member of Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 2004 – 1 November 2005
Constituency Gorgan
Majority 143,655 (36.08%)[1]
Personal details
Born (1958-02-28) 28 February 1958 (age 60)
Gorgan, Iran
Nationality Iranian

Mohammad Abbasi (Persian: محمد عباسی‎, born 28 February 1958) is an Iranian politician who is the former minister of youth affairs and sports. He was minister of cooperatives in the first and second Cabinet of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from 2005 to 2011[2]

Early life

He was born on 28 November 1958 in Gorgan, Golestan Province. He graduated from Azad University of Gorgan in 1986 and became one of University's teachers on that year. He was president of Azad University of Ghaemshahr from 1996 to 2004.


Abbasi was elected member of the Parliament of Iran from Gorgan constituency and was deputy head of budget center in the Parliament. After resignation of Mohammad Ardakani as minister of cooperatives, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad nominated Abbasi for the position to Parliament. He received 200 out of 285 voted and became minister 5 November 2006. He was re-appointed to the post in Second Cabinet of Ahmadinejad. On 20 June 2011, and after Ahmadinejad's candidate for ministry of youth affairs and sports was rejected by Parliament, he was appointed as acting minister. He was nominated for the full portfolio on 26 July 2011 and was confirmed by the Parliament on 3 August 2011. He is known as the most successful minister of sports as Iran claimed an unprecedented standing in London olympics 2012 with 4 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals.


  1. ^ Profile
  2. ^ "'Anti-Iran sanctions not restrictive'". Tehran Times. 24 April 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
Mohammad Ardakani
Minister of Cooperatives
Succeeded by
Reza Sheykholeslam
as Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Welfare
Preceded by
New title
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports
Succeeded by
Reza Salehi Amiri

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