Mohsen Rezaee

Former IRGC commander who is suspected of involvement in the 1994 terrorist attack against the AMIA Jewish community in Argentina

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Mohsen Reza’i is a longtime member of Iran’s Expediency Council and was appointed by the Supreme Leader. The Expediency Council provides guidance to the Supreme Leader on all manner of policy. Reza’i is a former IRGC commander who is suspected of involvement in the 1994 terrorist attack against the AMIA Jewish community in Argentina, resulting in the deaths of 85 people. Reza’i remains wanted by Argentina and has an active international arrest warrant through Interpol;

Before the Iranian Revolution, Rezaee was a member of the Islamist guerilla rebel group Mansouroun and joined the Mojahedin of the Islamic Revolution Organization following the revolution;

In November 2006, Argentine Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corra issued international arrest warrants for Rezaei, six other Iranians, and one Lebanese in connection with the AMIA bombing, the attacks on 18 July 1994, a suicide bombing of the Jewish cultural center (AMIA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which resulted in the deaths of 85 people and serious injuries to 151. The attack on the Jewish cultural center came two years after the 1992 terrorist bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires. 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. The son told U.S. authorities that he had accompanied his father to Lebanon to witness the training. Ahmad Rezaei returned to Iran after a short time and declared that his statements about his father’s involvement in the bombing were baseless. Mohsen Rezaei has been on the official Wanted list of Interpol since March 2007, for allegations of “Aggravated Murder and Damages” related to the 1994 AMIA bombing case. Rezaei rejected the allegations, saying in June 2009 “These charges were a sheer lie”;

A former commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and a hardliner politician has warned that if the United States “takes the smallest action, the whole region will be engulfed in fire”. Mohsen Rezaee, who is the secretary of the Islamic Republic’s Discernment Council, speaking on state television June 8 said that in reaction to a U.S. military move, “nothing will remain” for U.S. allies in the region, including Israel. Rezaee downplayed the deployment of USS Abraham Lincoln to the region, saying it is nothing more than a gesture and in practice “they had no intention of a real conflict and currently they have distanced” their forces to prevent an unintended clash; – (Iran hardliner threatens to destroy Middle East – published on: June 10, 2019)

Mohsen Rezaee said Trump had “crossed the red line” by killing Soleimani;

Mohsen Rezaee, a former commander in the IRGC said: “The US and Israel do not have the power to attack Iran’s centers and positions and the Zionist regime’s claims about targeting Iranian positions are lies.”

Expediency Council Secretary former IRGC Commander Mohsen Rezaee and Mahdi Mohammadi, a hardline former nuclear negotiator called for attacking a British ships in the Persian Gulf in retaliation to the detention of an Iranian Super Tanker in Gibraltar that had violated EU sanctions against Syria by carrying Iranian oil to Syria;

Also Known As:
Mohsen Reza’i
Rezaei, Mohsen
Rezai, Mohsen




Major general

Reason for the color:
» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on January 10, 2020 pursuant to Executive Order 13876 for being persons appointed to a position as a state official of Iran by the Supreme Leader;