Iran Guards appoint new Tehran commander - website

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards force has replaced its commander for the greater Tehran area, its Web site said on Thursday.

Iran Guards appoint new Tehran commander - website

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards force has replaced its commander for the greater Tehran area, its Web site said on Thursday.

The Sepah News website did not give a reason for the appointment of Hossein Hamedani as new Revolutionary Guards commander in Tehran, replacing Abdullah Araghi.

The force is seen as fiercely loyal to the values of the 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the U.S.-backed shah.

Sepah News said Hamedani had previously held several senior positions, most recently as deputy commander of the Islamic Basij militia. He was appointed to his new post by Guards commander-in-chief Mohammad Ali Jafari.


Reuters

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