Brigadier General Hossein Salami

Iranian military officer with the rank of Major general, who currently serves as the commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

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Hossein Salami is an Iranian military officer with the rank of Major general, who currently serves as the commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Hossein Salami was born in 1960 in Golpayegan, Isfahan province, Iran. In 1978, he was accepted in the mechanical engineering department at the Iran University of Science and Technology. When the Iran–Iraq War started, he joined the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. After the war, he continued his study and graduated with a Master’s degree in defense management;

At a sermon in Tehran that aired on IRIB TV on 1 July 2016, Salami stated that “Today, more than ever, there is fertile ground – with the grace of God – for the annihilation, the wiping out, and the collapse of the Zionist regime.” Salami claimed that “only in Lebanon, more than 100,000 Qaem missiles are ready for launch… so that any time the Zionist regime seeks to repeat its previous mistakes with miscalculations, these missiles would… come down on the heart of the Zionist regime and be the prelude for a big collapse in the modern era… They are just waiting for the command, so that when the trigger is pulled, the accursed black dot will be wiped off the geopolitical map of the world, once and for all.”;

In the speech for the anti-Israel al-Quds Day in June, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Hossein Salami said that the dangers Israel faces today are greater than at any time in history. “Today an international Islamic army has been formed in Syria, and the voices of the Muslims are heard near the Golan,” he said. “Orders are awaited, so that… the eradication of the evil regime [Israel] will land and the life of this regime will be ended for good. The life of the Zionist regime was never in danger as it is now.” Salami stressed that “the Zionist regime constitutes a threat… to the entire Islamic world. That is the philosophy of the establishment of this regime.” He praised Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who led the 1979 Iranian revolution, for making the destruction of Israel a goal of the regime. Khomeini “spread the rationale of eradicating Israel as a new notion in the world’s political discourse,” Salami said. “Since then, the Zionist regime is fearful, delusional, and worried.” – Jul 9, 2018

Hossein Salami, deputy commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, declared that the “American sailors started crying after arrest, but the kindness of our Guard made them feel calm.” As the Iranians continue to boast and thump their chests about this incident, the Obama Administration’s attempts to wave it away ring increasingly hollow. Iran humiliated these sailors and the U.S. itself, and has demonstrated the weakness and fecklessness of the Obama Administration to the entire world. – Jan 16, 2016

Deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Lt.-Gen. Hossein Salami vowed Saturday to “open new fronts [against Israel] and change the balance of power.” In an excerpt of an interview with Salami, the IRGC’s number two said that Iran and Hezbollah would provide a “special reprisal” to the strike, according to the Tasnim News Agency, adding that opening a new front in the West Bank was in the works. – Jan 25, 2015

Commander of IRGC University of Command and Staff (1992–1997)
Operations deputy of IRGC Joint Staff (1997–2005)
Commander of IRGC Air Force (2005 – October 2009)
Academic staff of Supreme National Defense University
Deputy commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (2009–2019)[4]
The commander-in-chief of the IRGC (2019)

Also Known As:
Hoseyn Salami
Hossein Salami
Hussayn Salami
Hossein Salimi

Involved In:
Nuclear Weapon Program
Missile Weapon Program




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» On October 25, 2007, added to the Specially Designated National (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing the entity’s assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems.
» Listed by the European Union on April 20, 2007, pursuant to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1737, as a person whose funds and economic resources, and those it owns, holds or controls, must be frozen by E.U. member states; with some exceptions, and within their jurisdiction, E.U. member states must also ensure that funds or economic resources are not made available to or for the benefit of the listed person; with some exceptions, E.U. member states must prevent the person’s entry into or transit through their territories.
» Listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1737 of December 23, 2006, as a person involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program; with some exceptions, the designation requires states to freeze financial assets on their territories which are owned or controlled by the person, by its agents, or by entities it owns or controls;