30 Jun '16, 12am

New Iran armed forces chief warns of military intervention if Baghdad is threatened

New Iran armed forces chief warns of military intervention if Baghdad is threatened

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei appoints Major General Mohammad Bagheri as the new chief of the Armed Forces General Staff, Tehran, June 28, 2016. Iran’s new Armed Forces General Staff chief, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, has reiterated the Islamic Republic’s security red lines and priorities the day after his appointment. “Baghdad, the sacred shrines, and the burial places of the pure Imams in Iraq are all the Islamic Republic’s red lines,” he proclaimed , “if these are endangered, the Islamic Republic will enter action directly and will annihilate the wicked with diligent and strong defense.” Reassuring Tehran’s allies, Bagheri vowed to support them until victory. “If the interests of our friends and allies are endangered,” he said,” [then] per the directives of the commander in chief we will support the companions of the Iranian nation in any way possible and will ...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2016/06/new-iran-a...

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