Mohammad Ali Jafari

1957 - Today

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Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari (Persian: محمدعلی جعفری‎, born 1 September 1957, also known as Aziz Jafari and Ali Jafari) is a former commander-in-chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps from 2007 to 2019. He was appointed by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on September 1, 2007, succeeding Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi.According to a September 2, 2007, report by Radio Free Europe, Radio Farda has described Jafari has been close to the conservative subfaction, which includes Mohsen Rezaee, the secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council and former commander of the IRGC and Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, a former IRGC member and the mayor of Tehran. The replacement of Safavi was thought to be a move to strengthen the conservative faction as a counterweight to the radicalizers around President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whom Safavi is close to."Observers appear to regard Jafari as principally a tactician, organizer, and 'technical' military man," according to Radio Free Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohammad Ali Jafari has received more than 231,982 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Mohammad Ali Jafari is the 1,390th most popular military personnel, the 324th most popular biography from Iran and the 8th most popular Iranian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Mohammad Ali Jafari ranks 1,390 out of 1,466Before him are James Joseph Dresnok, Henry Halleck, Peter Pace, Isaac Brock, Edward Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans, and A. P. Hill. After him are Chesty Puller, Lyman Lemnitzer, John F. Reynolds, Gilad Shalit, Reginald Dyer, and Issam Zahreddine.

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Among people born in 1957, Mohammad Ali Jafari ranks 300Before him are Lluís Homar, Yuri Shevchuk, Sainkho Namtchylak, John Howe, Léopold Eyharts, and Stacy Peralta. After him are Jay Roach, Chico Serra, Chris Poland, Evelyn Ashford, Stephen Morris, and Lyle Lovett.

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Among people born in Iran, Mohammad Ali Jafari ranks 324 out of 463Before him are Darius Khondji (1955), Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf (1961), Andranik Eskandarian (1951), Azar Nafisi (1955), Aylar Lie (1984), and Ali Parvin (1946). After him are Golshifteh Farahani (1983), Andy (1958), Nusrat Bhutto (1929), Bahman Ghobadi (1969), Shahrnush Parsipur (1946), and Afshin Ghotbi (1964).

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Among military personnels born in Iran, Mohammad Ali Jafari ranks 8Before him are Datis (-600), Bahram Chobin (600), Harpagus (-700), Jalil Zandi (1951), Esmail Ghaani (1957), and Hossein Salami (1960). After him are Nasser Shabani (1957).