Hossein Salami

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Hossein Salami
Hossein Salami portrait.jpg
Born1960 (age 58–59)
Golpayegan, Iran
Service/branchIslamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
Years of service1981–present
RankMajor general
Commands held
Battles/warsIran–Iraq War

Hossein Salami (Persian: حسین سلامی‎) is an Iranian military officer with the rank of Major general, who currently serves as the commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.[1][2][3]


Hossein Salami was born in 1960 in Golpayegan, Isfahan province, Iran. In 1978, he was accepted in the mechanical engineering department at the Iran University of Science and Technology. When the Iran–Iraq War started, he joined the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. After the war, he continued his study and graduated with a Master's degree in defense management.[4]


Personal life[edit]

Hossein Salami was born in 1960 [5]in Golpayegan, Isfahan province, Iran. His brother, Mostafa Salami, is a senior officer in the armed force.[6] Also, he is an authority of Khatam-al Anbiya Construction Headquarters.[7][8][9]


According to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1747, sanctions was imposed on Iranian individual, Hossein Salami on March 2007.[10][11][12] On April 8, 2019, US inflicted economically and travel sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and organizations, companies and individuals affiliated with them[13]. Following the incident, Salami was included on a sanctions list as the new commander of the IRGC.[6] Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel immediately thanked Trump on Twitter.[14]Salami said, the IRGC was proud that Washington assigned them as terrorist group.[5]

In the news[edit]

As Al-Monitor reported, "salami has never spoken of an Iranian preemptive or preventive war on Israel", he has stated that Iran would react harshly to any Israeli aggression. He said, the US is now on the verge of collapse of military and politically. They spend $7 trillion in the middle east that not only it is no advantage but also it caused Muslim of the world gathered more around Ruhollah Khomeini and Ali Khamenei. In salami's view, the expensive US attendance in the Middle East leads that 40 million Americans being below the poverty line sleep rough.[15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Iranian Guard commander: Our 'hands remain on the trigger' to attack Israel". The Journalism post. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "خبرگزاری فارس - سردار سلامي جانشين فرمانده كل سپاه شد" [Sardar Salami succeeds the commanding officer] (in Persian). Fars News Agency. 4 October 2009.
  3. ^ a b Gladstone, Rick. "Iran's Supreme Leader Replaces Head of Revolutionary Guards". NYT. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Biography of Hossein Salami". Shakhsiat Negar. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  5. ^ a b c Hafezi, Parisa. "Khamenei names new chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guards". reuters.
  6. ^ a b Zimmt, Dr. Raz. "Hossein Salami The New Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps" (PDF).
  7. ^ "Commander Brothers". farsnews.
  8. ^ "The brothers: New IRGC leader Salami has influential brother in Iranian armed forces".
  9. ^ "Deputy top commander: Iran standing against threats powerfully".
  10. ^ "Resolution 1747 (2007)" (PDF). United Nations. 24 March 2007.
  11. ^ "list of sanctions companies and individuals".
  12. ^ "salami on the sanctions list".
  13. ^ Wong and Schmitt, Edward and Eric. "Trump Designates Iran's Revolutionary Guards a Foreign Terrorist Group". nytimes.
  14. ^ Wong and Schmitt, Edward and Eric. "Trump Designates Iran's Revolutionary Guards a Foreign Terrorist Group". nytimes.
  15. ^ Jafari, Saeid. "Why Iran-US confrontation may intensify under new IRGC commander". al-monitor.
Military offices
Preceded by
Mohammad Reza Zahedi
as Commander of Air Force
Commander of the Revolutionary Guards Aerospace Force
21 January 2006 – 4 October 2009
Succeeded by
Amir Ali Hajizadeh
Preceded by
Mohammad Hejazi
Deputy Commander of the Revolutionary Guards
4 October 2009 – 21 April 2019
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mohammad Ali Jafari
Commander of the Revolutionary Guards
21 April 2019 – Present