Ali Khamenei names new chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guards
Iran’s top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has replaced the head of the Revolutionary Guards Corps, Iranian state TV reported.
Brigadier General Hossein Salami was appointed to the position and promoted to the rank of Major General. He served as deputy commander of the Guards for years and is known for his hardline comments against Israel and the United States.
"The Supreme Leader has appointed Salami as the new commander-in-chief of the Guards, who will replace Mohammad Ali Jafari," Reuters cited him as saying.
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari had held the post since September 2007.