MEK Iran: Who is Mohsen Rezaee?
Mohsen Rezaee, 67-years-old, is a conservative politician, one of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Major General, he was the commander of the IRGC, from its early years through the Iran-Iraq war and until 1997. He has run for Parliament once (lost in 2000), and for President three times (withdrew in 2005, lost in 2009, lost in 2013). He has been a member and secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council since 1997.
The bombing of the AMIA center
Mohsen Rezaee is implicated in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that resulted in 85 deaths and hundreds of injuries, with an outstanding Interpol arrest warrant on charges of “aggravated murder and damages.” On July 18th, 1994, a massive truck bombing outside a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, took the lives of 85 people and left more than 200 others injured.
The timing and location of the AMIA attack
The timing and location of the AMIA attack were selected to cloak the identity of those behind this attack. For a period of 23 days, those investigating this terrorist attack were left with this question: What was the objective and message of this attack?
On August 10th of that year, the Iranian Resistance, The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) declared the Argentina bombing was blueprinted in Tehran by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), the Intelligence and Foreign ministries, and approved by the regime’s High National Security Council.
On August 22nd, the Washington Post ran a piece based on the Iranian Resistance’s intelligence, saying this information reveals the role of senior Iranian regime officials in this terrorist crime. The Iranian Resistance’s intelligence was later confirmed by various international organizations.
16-years, as a commander of IRGC
Mohsen Rezaee, during a 16-year tenure, as a commander of IRGC played an active role in repression at home, founding and sponsoring foreign terrorist proxy groups throughout the region including Hezbollah in Lebanon, and taking part in terrorist operations abroad including the assassination of dissidents in Europe including in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany.
Sending children to minefields
Mohsen Rezaee’s achievement in the Iran-Iraq war was the strategy of sending human waves of soldiers, in particular school children, to clear the minefields as cannon fodder, resulting in the death of hundreds of thousands of Iranians.
On January 10, 2020, the US Department of Treasury placed Rezaee on its sanctions list for his role in “advancing the regime’s destabilizing objectives.”