Hossein Khanzadi (Persian: حسین خانزادی‎) is an Iranian regular military (Artesh) officer who currently serves as the commander of its maritime branch, replacing Habibollah Sayyari in November 2017.[3] On December 30, 2019, Khandazi acknowledged in a televised interview the semi-official Mehr News Agency that the Iranian Navy was now dependent on annual joint exercises with Russia and China.[4][5] He also stated that invitations were made for other countries to participate in the joint exercises and that they were unsuccessful, describing them as "pointless" and a waste of resources.[4]

Hossein Khanzadi
Hossein Khanzadi portrait.jpg
Bornc. 1967 (age 52–53)
Gorgan, Iran
Years of service1986–present
Alma materImam Khomeini Naval University of Noshahr[2]
AJA University of Command and Staff[2]
Supreme National Defense University[2]


  1. ^ "Participants" (PDF), Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2017, retrieved 5 November 2017
  2. ^ a b c امیر خانزادی؛ اولین فرمانده نداجا فارغ‌التحصیل از دانشگاه امام خمینی نوشهر+تصاویر (in Persian), Fars News Agency, 5 November 2017, 13960814000457, retrieved 5 November 2017
  3. ^ "Leader makes new appointments in Iran's Army", Mehr News Agency, 5 November 2017, 4135697, retrieved 5 November 2017
  4. ^ a b https://en.mehrnews.com/news/153859/Iran-seeking-joint-naval-drills-in-Caspian-Sea-with-regional
  5. ^ https://www.rt.com/news/477091-iran-expand-naval-exercise/
Military offices
Preceded by
Habibollah Sayyari
Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy