Who is Hassan Abbasi?

In a paper presented by Shmuel Bar, Rachel Machtiger and Shmuel Bachar at the Herzliya Conference in 2008, Abbasi is deemed as one of the IRGC prominent figures who “is said to be affiliated with Mesbah Yazdi… a supporter of the Hojjatiyeh and of Ahmadinejad… one of the main contributors to Ahmadinejad’s strategic thought”.