30 Jun '16, 1am

by @AmirToumaj

by @AmirToumaj

IRGC Major General Mohammad Bagheri at a meeting of senior commanders. Major General Mohammad Bagheri from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was promoted Tuesday to the chief of the Armed Forces General Staff, which oversees coordination between the IRGC and the regular Army. Mehdi Mohammadi, a former Iranian government official close to hardline circles, wrote about some of the implications in a post on Instagram (former and current Iranian officials frequently use this medium) yesterday. Mohammadi was a member of the Supreme National Security Council Secretariat during the Ahmadinejad era, when Tehran pursued pro-IRGC nuclear policies, and has criticized President Hassan Rouhani’s nuclear policies. He now writes for major hardline media outlets as an analyst. The armed forces would be “more revolutionary,” according to Mohammadi, and there would be several ...

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