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
Born1957
Maragheh, Iran
NationalityIranian
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.

Controversy[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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
2013–2017
Succeeded by
Ali E'ta