Amir-Ali Hajizadeh

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Amir-Ali Hajizadeh
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Hajizadeh in 2016
AllegianceIran
Service/branchIslamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
RankBrigadier General
Commands heldAerospace Force

Amir-Ali Hajizadeh (Persian: امیرعلی حاجی‌زاده‎) is commander of Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps since October 2009.[1][2]

During Eghtedar-e Velayat war game, on 8 March 2016, Hajizadeh said: "the reason we designed our missiles with a range of 2,000 km is to be able to hit our enemies from a safe distance."[3]

On January 11, 2020 with Iran's admission of mistakenly shooting down Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 by his forces, General Hajizadeh reportedly accepted personal responsibility, and said he had wished death upon himself when he learned that his forces had been responsible for the disaster.[4][5]

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ WINER, STUART (3 February 2015). "Iran boasts of rocket aid to Palestinians, Hezbollah". The Time of Israel. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Enemies seek to sabotage missile program: IRGC". Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  3. ^ Sharafedin, Bozorgmehr (9 March 2016). "Despite Threat Of Sanctions, Iran Tests Missiles Marked With The Phrase 'Israel Must Be Wiped Out'". Huffingtonpost. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Iran's Aerospace Force Commander Accepts Personal Responsibility For Downing Airliner". Radio Farda. January 11, 2020.
  5. ^ Troianovski, Anton; Kramer, Andrew E.; Fassihi, Farnaz (2020-01-11). "Furor in Iran and Abroad After Tehran Admits Downing Ukrainian Jetliner". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
Military offices
Preceded by
Hossein Salami
Commander of the Revolutionary Guards Aerospace Force
4 October 2009 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent