Mohammad Reza Zahedi

Personal details:

Full name: Mohammad Reza Zahedi

Alias: Hasan Mahdavi/Reza Mahdavi

Function: Commander of the Quds Force's Lebanon Corps.

Boran in 1944, from Esfahan.

Speaks Farsi and Arabic.

Zahedi has been the commander of the Lebanon Corps since 2008. It is his second term as corps commander, the first term was between 1998-2002.

In the past, he was commander of 14 Division, and he was seriously wounded in the leg during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988).

Between 2001-2008, Zahedi filled senior positions in the IRGC, including Commander of the IRGC Air Force, commander of the IRGC Ground Forces, and commander of the Thorallah command, responsible for security in Tehran. He was also deputy commander of Quds Force.

In his current position as commander of Quds Force's Lebanon Corps, Zahedi plays a critical role in the military assistance Quds Force provides to Hezbollah in Lebanon, and in maintaining close relations between Iran, Hezbollah, and its leader. He frequently visits Hezbollah units in the Beqaa, near the border with Syria, in south Lebanon, etc. As part of his job, he also regularly participates in meetings of Hezbollah's Shura council, which outlines the organization's policy.

He is a POC for Syrian intelligence and security services, and is involved in the assistance Iran gives Assad's regime in fighting the insurgents in Syria.

The U.S Treasury has imposed sanctions on Zahedi for his involvement in terror activity.