MEK Iran: Who is Mohsen Rezaei
Mohsen Rezaei has been named vice president for economic affairs, secretary of the Supreme Council of Economic Coordination, and secretary of the administration’s Economic Headquarters by Iran’s new president, Ebrahim Raisi.
Sending hundreds of Iranian youngsters to minefields
Rezaei is the regime’s first commander of the infamous Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). During the Iran-Iraq war, he is best known for sending hundreds of Iranian youngsters to minefields and for attacking the AMIA facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1994.
Rezaei has been a member and secretary of the Expediency
Rezaei has been a member and secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council since 1997, before becoming Raisi’s vice-president. He has ran for president multiple times, but the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has never chosen him.
His previous views on economic matters suggest that supporting terrorism as a method of ensuring the regime’s interests will be part of his position in the Raisi administration. Rezaei warned the US in a way that exposed the regime’s reliance on hostage-taking as a source of cash in June 2015, while world powers were negotiating the Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Capture at least 1,000 Americans
“If the Americans want to have a bad eye on Iran and think of a military strike, they can be sure that we will capture at least 1,000 Americans in the first week, and then they will have to pay billions of dollars to free each of them. Then our economic problem may be solved,” he stated
Rezaie has also supported an absurd idea to revive Iran’s economy by simply stating that the value of Iran’s depreciated national currency is equal to the dollar and euro. Meanwhile, as head of the Khatam-ol-Anbiya Headquarters, the conglomerate that forms the centre of the IRGC’s financial empire, which purportedly accounts for the great majority of Iran’s GDP, he has allowed the IRGC continue to make a tidy profit during the inflation crisis.
The IRGC played an active role in terrorist operations abroad
The IRGC played an active role in domestic repression during Rezaei’s 16-year tenure, founding and sponsoring foreign terrorist proxy groups throughout the region, including Hezbollah in Lebanon, and participating in terrorist operations abroad, including assassinating dissidents in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany.
Despite having little to no experience handling the economy, Rezaei has become Raisi’s vice-president for economic matters.
Rezaei will lead the Supreme Council of Economic Coordination, an extrajudicial body established by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s edict in 2018. The council is also known as the “Economic War Room,” and its primary objective is to address the economic crisis.
Strange promises and policies in its record
In response to Rezaei’s new positions, the state-run Toseeh-Irani (Iranian development) News wrote, “After all, a team in the field of economics is starting to work, which has a history of strange promises and policies in its record, and all of these draw worrying conditions for the future of the country’s economy.”
To consolidate power in his government, Khamenei handpicked the parliament and chose Raisi as the regime’s president, first with the fake parliamentary election in 2020 and subsequently the presidential election in 2021.
Khamenei and the ailing dictatorship
Raisi and his government officials, notably Rezaei, came to power in order to support Khamenei and the ailing dictatorship, which is increasingly despised by the populace. Raisi’s administration has no economic or social policy for the people. Its sole purpose is to keep the system in place and suppress the restive people.
The regime’s corruption and terrorism financing are to blame for Iran’s economic woes. As a result, the Raisi government and its officials, such as Rezaei, are incapable of resolving economic difficulties, and will ultimately turn to increasing pressure on the Iranian people while increasing state corruption.