Skip to comments.Report: Killed Iranian official was Iran's Hezbollah attaché (Revolutionary Guards general officer)
Posted on 02/15/2013 10:24:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported Friday that Hush Husam Nawis, also known as Hassan Shateri, a senior Revolutionary Guard official who was killed in Syria on Thursday, was in fact named Hassan Shateri, while Nawis served as his alias.
Shateri was a general in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and headed the Iranian operation to rehabilitate the war-scarred country. He reportedly also served as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's personal emissary to Lebanon.
The paper quoted a source involved in the issue, who claimed that Shateri, 58, was one of the leading commanders of the elite Quds Force within the Guard and commanded all of its and Teheran's overseas undercover activities.
Shateri's mission statement: "Exporting the Islamic Revolution."
In death, the paper claimed, he became the highest ranking to be killed outside of Iran.
He was sent to Lebanon after the Second Lebanon War, and his goal was to rehabilitate Hezbollah's operational infrastructure damaged during the conflict.
Under his guise as Hush Nawish he played the official role of Ahmadinejad's envoy to Lebanon, where he was charged with "rehabiliting southern Lebanon."
The paper further claimed that the American administration had recently added Shateri to their no-fly sanction blacklist of those who should personally suffer the sanctions aimed at government officials...
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Shateri may have had a peripheral role in Steven’s assassination in Benghazi last year.
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