Saeed Mohammad: The young face of the IRGC weighing its political options
IranElections2021 by Sina Azodi
Iranian politics and diplomacy
As Iran nears its thirteenth presidential election in June, there is widespread speculation about who will run in the next election. Meanwhile, the failure of the Hassan Rouhani administration’s promise to provide economic relief from US economic sanctions has increased the possibility that a hard-line candidate close to the security the device will become Iran’s next president. Rumored to be Saeed Mohammad, a 52-year-old Brigadier General of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), is currently the commander of the US-sanctioned Khatam Al-Anbiya construction. Headquarters (KAA), the engineering firm of the Guards.
Born in 1968 in Tehran, Mohammad joined the IRGC at the age of nineteen, almost a year before the conclusion of the Iran-Iraq war in 1988. What sets Mohammad apart from his fellow IRGC members is his lack of substantial military experience, which he made up for with a large portfolio of managerial positions and …
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