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Leader appoints new Iran Armed Forces' Chief of Staff

Iran Press TV

Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:3PM

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri as the new Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces.

In his decree on Tuesday, the Leader urged Baqeri to improve the defensive and security capabilities of the Armed Forces and prepare the ground for the "timely and effective response to any level and kind of threat against the Islamic establishment."

Baqeri formerly served as the deputy chief of staff of Armed Forces for intelligence and also the head of the Armed Forces General Staff for joint affairs.

He replaces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi.

In another decree, Ayatollah Khamenei appointed General Firouzabadi as the senior military adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, who is also Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces.

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