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Iran’s Supreme Leader appoints new army chief

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ImageIran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 26 – Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday appointed Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan as the new commander of the Islamic Republic's regular army ground forces.

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ImageTehran, Iran, Aug. 26 – Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday appointed Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan as the new commander of the Islamic Republic's regular army ground forces.

Pourdastan takes over the position from Brigadier General Mohammad-Hassan Dadras.

Dadras was simultaniously appointed as the deputy coordinator of Iran’s armed forces, replacing Brigadier General Abdul-Rahim Moussavi.

Also, Moussavi was appointed as deputy commander of the regular army ground 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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