Mohammad Hejazi

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This article refers to the commander of Basij; for the author, see Mohammad Hejazi (author)

Mohammad Hejazi (Persian: سید محمد حجازی) (born 1956) is a military commander in Iran.

Early life and education[edit]

Hejazi was born in Isfahan in 1956.[1] He attended the University of Tehran.[1]

Career[edit]

Hejazi became a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in May 1979.[1] He served as the intelligence and security advisor to the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.[2] He is the commander of Basij, the Iranian paramilitary force that is a major branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.[3]

Controversy[edit]

It is alleged that Hejazi, while serving as an advisor to Khamanei, attended the meeting in August 1993 to plan the AMIA attack along with Khamanei, Rafsanjani, then president, Ali Fallahian, then intelligence minister, and Ali Akbar Velayati, then foreign minister.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Muhammad Sahimi (11 August 2012). "The IRGC Strategic Brain Trust". PBS. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Barsky, Yehudit (May 2003). "Hizballah" (Terrorism Briefing). The American Jewish Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Iran President Writes to American People". The Washington Post. 29 November 2006. Retrieved 25 February 2011.