Mohsen Rezayi ( Persian محسن رضایی , née Mohsen Sabzevar Rezayi Mirgaed ; born in 1954 , Masjid-Soleiman , Khuzestan , Iran ) - Iranian statesman, secretary of the Council of Political Appropriateness . In the past - the military leader, commander in chief of the IRGC in 1981 - 1997 . General
|Persian. محسن رضایی|
Mohsen Rezayy in 2010
|Date of Birth||September 9, 1954 ( 64)|
|Place of Birth||Masjid-Soleiman , Khuzestan|
|Type of army|
|Commanded||Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps|
|Battles / wars||Iran-Iraq war|
|Retired||Secretary of the Political Appropriateness Council|
Ethnicity - lur  . Before the 1979 Revolution, he studied at the Iranian University of Science and Technology at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering . In 2001 received a degree in economics from Tehran University.
Rezai led the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in 1981 at the age of 27, a few months after the start of the Iran-Iraq war . He replaced the 49-year-old Mustafa Chamran , who was killed on September 21, 1981 at the front. Thus, he became the second commander in chief of the Corps and is still the youngest of all.
In 1997, he resigned and was elected to the Council on the determination of political expediency . Soon he became secretary of the council and also chairman of the committee on economics and commerce.
In November 2006 , Argentine authorities filed an Interpol application for the international search of Rezayi, along with six other Iranian citizens, on suspicion of involvement in an explosion in the Jewish cultural center of Buenos Aires in 1994 (85 people died, 151 wounded). According to unconfirmed reports of Mohsen’s son Rezaya Ahmad, who had fled to the United States, his father was also preparing the explosion. However, Argentina never requested Iran to be extradited.
- Iranian presidential candidates are seeking the location of ethnic minorities . Information Agency "The First News" (June 09, 2009). Date of treatment June 9, 2009. Archived March 4, 2012.
- Guardians of the Islamic Revolution
- Presidential Election in Iran (2009)