Hassan Abbasi


1967 –

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Who is Hassan Abbasi?

Dr. Hassan Abbasi is an Iranian political scientist, the head of the Center for Doctrinal Strategic Studies in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, an intelligence officer, He is also a theoretician in the office of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and an advisor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Abassi claims to be a basiji of the Iran-Iraq war, and special forces. However, his involvement in Iran-Iraq war, has been disputed by General Ali Shamkhani. General Shamkhani has said: "If Hassan Abbasi and the likes of him would have come to the battleground, we wouldn't have shortage of forces, and the matter [result of the war] would have been different. He was not in the battleground."

Abbasi calls himself a doctor, with a Ph.D. degree, but has always refused to clarify the university from which he graduated or his adviser. He even claims that he has supervised some Ph.D. dissertations, but it has not been confirmed by an independent source. Answering questions about his Ph.D. he has said that "Doctorate means Doctrine, meaning someone who can offer Doctrine."

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Azna, Lorestan
  • Iran

on July 23, 2013


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