Ex-Iranian Guards chief to run for president
22-Apr-2009 (4 comments)

Mohsen Rezaei is not seen as a leading challenger but reformists who see a strong opportunity to unseat Ahmadinejad in the June 12 election hope Rezaei may be able to take votes away from the incumbent. Rezaei has opposed Ahmadinejad's handling of the economy and his hard-line foreign policy. Rezaei led the Revolutionary Guards during the Iran-Iraq war in the eighties and afterward but then retired from the military to enter politics.

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داش مشتی محسن رضائی

کهنه سرباز (not verified)

در هیچ کشوری در دنیا غیراز جمهوری اسلامی 2 ارتش زمینی ندارند:ارتش وپاسداران.سی سال پیش که فتنه پیش آمد آخوندها ازترس جان خود، داش مشتی های را همین جناب محسن سازگارا و همردیفانشان در مساجد حمع و جور کردند و شد سپاه پاسداران، که چه جنایاتی که نکردند .ازجمله کشت وکشتار سال 67 ودار زدن هارا بریاست محسن رضائی که حالا نامزد رئیس جمهور شده است باید نام برد.اکثر سردارانش هم از راههای غیر قانونی میلیاردرشده و حالا ادعای حکومت در بست میکنند...


Rezai has too much baggage

by Ostaad on

On the other hand Mousavi seems to be a shoe in. In my opinion if McCain had been elected, Ahmadinejad's second term would have been guaranteed. Mousavi is supposed to be the "face of change" to provide the counter-balance to Obama.

Let the games begin.



by OmidKarimi on

Yes, he was also one of the IRGC commanders during the Iran Iraq war that convinced a reluctant Khomeini to send a thousand Iranian special forces to Syria to train Lebanese fighters against Israel, something that later formed "Hezbollah"

Naturally, he will not be elected. I would bet my money on Mousavi. It would be a natural PR counter attack against Obama's "fresh face".


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by Mehrban on

Mohsen Rezai a former head of The Revolutionary Guards (1981-1997) is apparently on Interpol's wanted list for involvement in the suicide bombing of the Jewish cultural center in Argentina in 1994.