Yahya Rahim Safavi
|Yahya Rahim Safavi|
2 January 1958 |
|Years of service||21 March 1981–present|
|Commands held||2nd Artillery Brigade
War on Terrorism (2001 uprising in Herat)
He was replaced as commander of the IRGC by Mohammad Ali Jafari, former director of the Strategic Studies Center of AGIR on 1 September 2007. Then he was appointed the Supreme Leader Ali Khameini's special advisor.
On 24 December 2006, Rahim Safavi was listed in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1737 asking for his assets (among others') to be frozen because of alleged involvements in Iranian nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.
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- Nahost-Informationsdienst. Deutsches Orient-Institut. 1997. p. 56. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- Rubin, Michael (Fall 2008). "Iran's Revolutionary Guards - A Rogue Outfit?". Middle East Quarterly XV (4): 37–48. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
- Sepehri, Vahid (4 September 2007). "Iran: New Commander Takes over Revolutionary Guards". Radio Free Europe. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
- Frederic Wehrey; Jerrold D. Green, Brian Nichiporuk, Alireza Nader, Lydia Hansell, Rasool Nafisi, S. R. Bohandy (2009). "The Rise of the Pasdaran". RAND Corporation. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
- "Security Council imposes sanctions on Iran for failure to halt uranium enrichment, unanimously adopting Resolution 1737". United Nations.
- Yahya Safavi: Shahab 3 Missile with Cluster Warhead Can Destroy Aircraft Carriers. Israel within Range of our Missiles
|Chief commander of
Iranian Revolutionary Guard
Mohammad Ali Jafari