NewsSpecial WireIran's Supreme Leader appoints new Navy chief

Iran’s Supreme Leader appoints new Navy chief

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Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 21 – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday appointed Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari as the new commander of the Islamic Republic’s regular navy. Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Aug. 21 – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday appointed Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari as the new commander of the Islamic Republic’s regular navy.

Sayyari takes over the position from Rear Admiral Sajjad Kouchaki.

Kouchaki, who became navy commander in September 2005, was previously deputy head of planning and budget of Iran’s armed forces.

Iran has a dual military system with a regular armed forces as well as the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Both have their own army, navy, and air force and report directly to Supreme Leader Khamenei.

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