Iran: Ali Akbar Ahmadian

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Role

Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (2023 -)

A renowned tactician who spearheaded asymmetric defence, Ahmadian succeeded Ali Shamkhani as head of the Supreme National Security Council in 2023. A member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) his whole career, little is known about Ahmadian’s private life, although insiders say he is a hardliner and loyal to the supreme leader.

Sanctions

Japan, Monaco, UK, Indonesia, Russia, United States, European Union, Switzerland, United Nations, Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom

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