Intelligence Protection Organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

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Intelligence Protection Organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Persian: سازمان حفاظت اطلاعات سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی‎) is an Iranian intelligence agency within the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and part of Council for Intelligence Coordination.[1]

The agency split from Intelligence unit of IRGC in 1984, and was mainly a military intelligence unit. In 1991, the agency was restructured as an independent organization reporting to the Supreme Leader of Iran, mainly tasked with IRGC personnel surveillance and combating espionage inside the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.[2]

Chairmans[edit]

No. Chairman Rank Took office Left office
1 Ali Saeedi Shahroudi None
(Clergyman)
20 November 1984[3] 6 March 1994[4]
2 Morteza Rezaee 18- Sartipp-IRGC.png Brigadier General 6 March 1994[4] 6 May 2006[5]
3 Gholam-Hossein Ramezani None
(Clergyman)
6 May 2006[5] ?[a]
4 Mohammad Kazemi 18- Sartipp-IRGC.png Brigadier General ?[b] Incumbent

See also[edit]

Notelist[edit]

  1. ^ before 2011[6]
  2. ^ before 2014[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haghighatnejad, Reza (17 October 2014). "Iran Intelligence Revelations: How Khamenei Wields Power". Iran Wire. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  2. ^ "به بهانه 20 بهمن ماه سازمان حفاظت اطلاعات سپاه؛ دو دهه خوشنامي و گمنامي" (in Persian). Mashregh News. February 9, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "نامه به آقای محسن رضایی (موافقت با مسئول حفاظت اطلاعات پیشنهادی)" (in Persian). Comprehensive portal of Imam Khomeini. 20 November 1984. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b "انتصاب ریاست‌ سازمان‌ حفاظت‌ و اطلاعات‌ سپاه" (in Persian). Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran. 7 March 1994. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  5. ^ a b "برگزاري مراسم معارفه جانشين فرمانده كل سپاه و رئيس سازمان حفاظت و اطلاعات اين نيرو". Ettela'at (in Persian) (23620). 7 May 2006. p. 13. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  6. ^ "حجت‌الاسلام رمضاني رئيس سازمان حفاظت اطلاعات وزارت دفاع شد" (in Persian). Fars News Agency. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  7. ^ "فرماندهان ارشد سپاه و ارتش در یک نما" (in Persian). Mashregh News. 7 June 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2017.