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Iran guards chief replaced

Tehran, Sept 1, IRNA - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and Chief Commander of the Armed Forces Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a decree issued Saturday appointed a new commander for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Khamenei with Jafari (left) and Safavi (center>

Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Jafari was appointed as the new commander of IRGC. He was also promoted to Major General by the supreme leader. General Jafari was commander of IRGC's ground forces.

Khamenei with General Mohammad Ali Jafari (left)

Supreme leader, in his decree, pointed to General Jafari's brilliant background in the armed forces in different stages.

In a separate decree, Ayatollah Khamenei appointed Brigadier General Yahya Rahim Safavi as his senior advisor and assistant in military affairs. General Safavi was the commander of IRGC.

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