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Supreme Leader appoints IRGC Navy commander

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 3, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a decree on Monday, appointed Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi as the new IRGC Navy commander.

The Supreme Leader who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces appointed Fadavi as the Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Force.

According to the decree, the appointment was proposed by the IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, the decree said.

The Supreme Leader made the new appointment because former IRGC Navy commander Rear Admiral Morteza Saffari had been assigned as the head of the IRGC military academy.

The Supreme Leader, in his decree, called on the new IRGC Navy commander to make use of committed personnel as well as appropriate and modern equipment in order to increase the combat readiness of the Navy to accomplish their missions.

Ayatollah Khamenei then appreciated the services rendered by the former IRGC Navy commander.

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