Mohammad Bagher Zolghadr
Mohammad Bagher Zolghadr (Persian: محمدباقر ذوالقدر) is an Iranian retired military commander who currently serves as the deputy for strategic, societal–security and crime prevention affairs in the Judicial system of Iran. He is former Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Mohammad Bagher Zolghadr
|Born||c. 1954/1955 (age 64–65)|
|Allegiance||Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps|
|Years of service||1979–2006; 2007–2009|
|Commands held||Joint Staff|
In the early 1980s, Zolghadr co-headed Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' educational division. He later served as the commander of IRGC Irregular Warfare Headquarters, as well as Ramazan Headquarters. Zolghadr served as the deputy commander of the IRGC. In 2007, Zolghadr was appointed as the deputy chief of general staff of Iranian Armed Forces for Basij-related affairs.
Following the Iranian Revolution, Zolghadr joined the Mojahedin of the Islamic Revolution Organization and belonged to its right-wing faction, having previously been a member of Mansouroun guerrilla organization along with later fellow IRGC servicemen Rezaei, Shamkhani and Rashid. He is reportedly "one of the founders" of Ansar-e Hezbollah.
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- Alfoneh, Ali (2013), Iran Unveiled: How the Revolutionary Guards Is Transforming Iran from Theocracy into Military Dictatorship, AEI Press, pp. 8–10
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|Party political offices|
| Head of Election Headquarters ofPopular Front of Islamic Revolution Forces
2016 – present
|New title|| Deputy Judiciary Chief for Strategic Affairs
13 May 2012 – present
Yahya Rahim Safavi
| Second-in-Command of IRGC
13 September 1997 – 30 April 2006
as Chief of the General Staff
| Chief of Joint Staff of IRGC
22 September 1989 – 13 September 1997
| Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs
23 November 2005 – 6 December 2007
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