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  • Washington ignored Moscow's nuclear war prevention pact: Report Press TV 21 Apr 2019 -- The United States has reportedly ignored a Russian draft joint declaration on how to prevent a nuclear war, amid rising tensions between the two sides who accuse each other of violating a landmark Cold War nuclear arms control treaty.
  • Warships assemble in Qingdao Global Times 21 Apr 2019 -- Naval vessels from multiple countries arrived in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province on Sunday to join the upcoming Chinese maritime parade in celebration of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's 70th anniversary on Tuesday, where the host will debut its new warships.
  • China to Display New and Upgraded Naval Vessels Amid S China Sea Tensions Sputnik 21 Apr 2019 -- Over the past couple of years, Beijing has announced the launch of several new military vessels, as well as upgrades of ones already in service amid ongoing tensions with the US over the status of the disputed South China Sea.
  • Supreme Leader appoints new IRGC commander IRNA 21 Apr 2019 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a decree appointed Brigadier General Hossein Salami as new commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC).
  • Ayatollah Khamenei appoints new IRGC chief commander Press TV 21 Apr 2019 -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Hossein Salami, a senior commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), as the new chief commander of the military elite force, promoting him to the rank of major general.
  • Iran's Supreme Leader Appoints New Chief Of Revolutionary Guards RFE/RL 21 Apr 2019 -- Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has appointed a new chief commander of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), just days after the United States designated the paramilitary force as a foreign terrorist organization.
  • Iran's Supreme Leader Appoints New Commander for Revolutionary Guards - Reports Sputnik 21 Apr 2019 -- Recently, the Revolutionary Guards Corps has been designated as a terrorist organisation by the United States. It's not immediately clear if the appointment is connected with the US move as reports didn't specify the reason behind the designation.

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