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Iran Press TV

Leader appoints new Iranian Army second-in-command

Iran Press TV

Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:53PM

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan as the second-in-command of the Iranian Army.

In a decree on Saturday, the Leader urged Pourdastan to improve the intelligence and operational capabilities of the Iranian Army.

Ayatollah Khamenei said the appointment has been made as per a proposal by Commander of Iran's Army Major General Ataollah Salehi with regard to Pourdastan's competence and dutifulness.

Pourdastan formerly served as commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces.

Meanwhile, the Leader appointed Kiomars Heidari as the new Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces.

Ayatollah Khamenei, in his decree on Saturday, urged Heidari to make efforts to improve defense capabilities of units proportionate to the requirements.



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