Iran appoints new chief for Revolutionary Guards Corps

Alaturka Amerika ABD Haberleri

TEHRAN(AA) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday appointed a new chief for the Revolutionary Guards Corps replacing Brigadier General Mohammad-Ali Jafari.</p> <p>According to Iranian News Agency IRNA, Khamenei appointed Brigadier General Hossein Salami as the new commander.</p> <p>In an unprecedented move, U.S. President Donald Trump on April 8 said he would formally designate the force a &quot;terrorist organization&quot;. </p> <p>The U.S. move is the first time a government agency has been blacklisted a terrorist body, though parts of the guard had previously been designated, namely its elite external operations wing, the Quds Force. </p> <p>As a retaliator move in the same day, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council formally designated U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) as a “terrorist organization”.</p> <p><br>