Mohsen Rezaee

Iranian politician Mohsen Rezaee

Mohsen Rezaee Mirgha'ed, also spelled Rezaei, Rezai and Rezaie, born Sabzevar Rezaee Mirgha'ed, is an Iranian politician, economist and former military commander, currently the Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Before that, Rezaee was the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Chief Commander for 16 years.
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  • 2015
    Age 60
    It is reported that he has returned to IRGC in 2015. Rezaei was a candidate of the presidential election of 2005, but withdrew on 15 June 2005, only two days before the election.
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  • 2013
    Age 58
    He was also a candidate in the 2013 election.
    He was also a candidate in 2013 presidential election and received 3,884,412 votes.
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  • 2012
    Age 57
    Rezaei announced his run for presidency in October 2012.
  • 2011
    Age 56
    On 13 November 2011, his body was found dead in a hotel in Dubai.
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    However, he later migrated to the United Arab Emirates in 2011.
  • 2009
    Age 54
    Rezaei rejected the allegations, saying in June 2009 "These charges were a sheer lie". Rezaei married in 1974.
    On 23 April 2009, he announced that he entered the 2009 presidential race, after trying to find another conservative to run against President Ahmadinejad which he lost.
    Dubbed a "perennial candidate", Rezaei ran as a conservative presidential candidate in the 2009 elections, coming third with 1.7 percent of the vote, behind winner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and reformist runner-up Mir-Hossein Mousavi.
  • 2005
    Age 50
    He returned to Iran in 2005, recanting his statements.
  • 1998
    Age 43
    His eldest son, Ahmad, migrated to the United States in 1998 and sought political asylum.
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    In 1998, Rezaei's son, Ahmad, defected to the United States, where he told officials that the attack on the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires was planned in Tehran.
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  • 1992
    Age 37
    The attack on the Jewish cultural center came two years after the 1992 terrorist bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires.
  • 1986
    Age 31
    When this rivalry became public, Ayatollah Khomeini met them in his residence on 19 July 1986 and urged them to "seek unity", telling them "You must endeavor, not to think in terms of being members of the Armed Forces or those of the Guards Corps or of the Basij forces....
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    In 1986, he was named member of the Supreme Defense Council. Rezaee was removed from the IRGC in 1997 due to pressures from the followers of the then president Mohammad Khatami.
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  • 1981
    Age 26
    Rezaei joined the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and later was appointed chief of its intelligence division. He became the IRGC's chief commander of in 1981, when he was 27 years old, and remained in the post until he announced his retirement from all of his military posts.
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  • 1979
    Age 24
    Although he studied mechanical engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Rezaee switched to economics after the Iran–Iraq War, studying at Tehran University and received his PhD in 2001.
    After the 1979 Islamic Revolution, seven armed Muslim groups teamed up and established the Islamic Revolution Mujahideen Organization to safeguard the nascent Islamic Revolution.
  • 1969
    Age 14
    When he was to begin studying at a school run by National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) in 1969, Rezaei moved to the city of Ahvaz.
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  • 1954
    Born on September 9, 1954.
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