Mohammad Hejazi

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This article refers to the commander of Basij; for the author, see Mohammad Hejazi (author)

Mohammad Hejazi (Persian: سید محمد حجازی) (born 1957) is a military commander in Iran.

Career[edit]

Hejazi served as the intelligence and security advisor to the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.[1] He is the commander of Basij, the Iranian paramilitary force that is a major branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.[2]

Controversy[edit]

It is alleged that Hejazi, while serving as an advisor to Khamanei, attended the meeting in August 1993 to plan the AMIA attack together with Khamanei, Rafsanjani, then president, Ali Fallahian, then intelligence minister, and Ali Akbar Velayati, then foreign minister.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barsky, Yehudit (May 2003). "Hizballah" (Terrorism Briefing). The American Jewish Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Iran President Writes to American People". The Washington Post. 29 November 2006. Retrieved 25 February 2011.