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Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
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Chairman of the Assembly of Experts
In office
8 March 2011 – 21 October 2014
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
Preceded by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Succeeded by Mahmoud Shahroudi (Acting)
Prime Minister of Iran
In office
2 September 1981 – 29 October 1981
President Ali Khamenei
Preceded by Mohammad-Javad Bahonar
Succeeded by Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Minister of Interior
In office
20 August 1980 – 1 October 1981
Prime Minister Mohammad-Ali Rajai
Mohammad-Javad Bahonar
Preceded by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Succeeded by Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri
Minister of Justice
In office
12 August 1980 – 20 August 1980
Prime Minister Mohammad-Ali Rajai
Preceded by Ahmad Sayyed Javadi
Succeeded by Assodollah Mobasheri
Secretary of the Guardian Council
In office
22 July 1980 – 17 December 1980
Appointed by Ruhollah Khomeini
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Lotfollah Safi Golpaygani
Personal details
Born (1931-08-06)6 August 1931
Kan District, Tehran, Iran
Died 21 October 2014(2014-10-21) (aged 83)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Combatant Clergy Association
Spouse(s) Nesa Khaton Sorkhei (1960–2014, his death)
Children 3
Relatives Ali Bagheri (nephew)
Alma mater Qom Seminary
Website Official website:
Military service
Allegiance  Iran
Branch/service Revolutionary Committees
Years of service 1979–1982
Commands Chief Commander of Revolutionary Committees

Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani (Persian: محمدرضا مهدوی کنی , 8 April 1931 — 21 October 2014) was an Iranian cleric, writer and conservative politician. He was the acting Prime Minister of Iran from 2 September until 29 October 1981.

Kani died at the age of 83 in Tehran, Iran from heart failure, aged 83.

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