Meet Esmaeil Khatib, Iran’s New Spymaster

The new president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, has selected cleric Esmail Khatib as Minister of Intelligence. Khatib is a radical Islamist with close ties to both Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. During his tenure, we can expect a more aggressive approach by the Ministry of Intelligence, meaning more terrorism and violence at the hands of the Islamic regime.

Ardavan Khoshnood, Erfan Qanei Fard


Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Perspectives Paper, No. 2154