Alireza Afshar

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Alireza Afshar
Bornc. 1951 (age 67–68)[1]
Mashhad, Iran[1]
AllegianceIslamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
Years of service1982–2007
RankBrigadier general
Commands heldBasij[2]
IRGC General Staff[3]
AwardsOrder of Nasr Ribbon.svg Order of Nasr (1st class)[4]

Alireza Afshar (Persian: علیرضا افشار‎) is an Iranian military officer. He served as the political deputy to the Minister of Interior, being appointed in August 2007.[5] In this capacity, he served as head of Country's Election Headquarters during Iranian legislative election, 2008.[2]

He was formerly spokesman of Iranian Armed Forces.[5]

He was a member of the Mojahedin of the Islamic Revolution Organization in the 1980s, and belonged to its right-wing faction.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Biography: Alireza Afshar", Hamshahri (in Persian), 26 August 2007, 29899, retrieved 1 June 2017
  2. ^ a b Frederic Wehrey; Jerrold D Green; Brian Nichiporuk; Alireza Nader; Lydia Hansell (31 December 2008). The Rise of the Pasdaran: Assessing the Domestic Roles of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Rand Corporation. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-8330-4680-2. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  3. ^ Katzman, Kenneth (September 1993). "The Pasdaran: institutionalization of revolutionary armed force". Iranian Studies. 26 (3–4): 389–402. doi:10.1080/00210869308701809.
  4. ^ "‌اعطای نشان‌ درجه‌ یک نصر به‌ جمعی از فرماندهان‌ دفاع‌ مقدس" (in Persian). Office of the Supreme Leader. 22 May 2000. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Iranian General Replaces Ahmadinejad Aide In Key Post". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 26 August 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  6. ^ Muhammad Sahimi (12 May 2009). "The Political Groups". Tehran Bureau. PBS. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
Military offices
Preceded by
Mohammad-Ali Rahmani
Commander of Basij
Succeeded by
Mohammad Hejazi
New title
Staff stablished
Chief of the General Staff of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
Succeeded by
Mohammad Forouzandeh
Academic offices
Preceded by
Alireza Andalib
Chancellor of Imam Hossein University
Succeeded by
Ahmad Fazaeli
Government offices
Preceded by
Mojtaba Samareh Hashemi
Vice Minister of Interior for Political Affairs
25 August 2007–27 September 2008
Succeeded by
Kamran Daneshjoo
Head of Country's Election Headquarters
Iranian legislative election, 2008