Reza Taghipour

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Reza Taghipour
Reza Taghipour.jpg
Minister of Information and Communications Technology
In office
21 August 2009 – 2 December 2012
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byMohammad Soleimani
Succeeded byAli Nikzad
Member of City Council of Tehran
In office
3 September 2013 – 22 August 2017
Personal details
Maragheh, Iran
Alma materUniversity of Bordeaux
Military service
Branch/serviceRevolutionary Guards[1]
Battles/warsIran–Iraq War

Reza Taghipour (born 1957, in Maragheh)[2] is an Iranian conservative politician who was the Minister of Communications from 2009 to 2012. He was elected as a member of Tehran City Council in 2013 local elections.


Taghipour was sanctioned by the European Union on 23 March 2012 for excessive censorship activity.[2]


  1. ^ "A Brief Biography of Iran's New Ministers". Payvand. 7 September 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Council decision 2012/168/CFSP". Official Journal of the European Union. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Khosrow Daneshjou
Spokesperson of the City Council of Tehran
Succeeded by
Ali E'ta