Iran replaces Revolutionary Guard Intelligence chief after 12 years in office

Iran replaces Revolutionary Guard Intelligence chief after 12 years in office

June 23 (EUROPA PRESS) –

The head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Hosein Salami, announced this Thursday the replacement of the hitherto head of the agency’s Intelligence services, Hosein Taeb, who has held the position for the last twelve years, without it having transpired for now. the reasons for the decision.

The Revolutionary Guard has indicated that the decree published by Salami includes the appointment of Mohamad Kazemi as Taeb’s replacement, who will now become an advisor to the head of the body, as reported by the Iranian news agency Mehr.

Taeb’s departure from the post follows the death of several members of the Revolutionary Guards in various incidents, including the assassination in May of Colonel Hassan Sayad Jodaei in the capital, Tehran, an event that was blamed on Israel. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi also promised “revenge” against the Israeli authorities.

Likewise, the Iranian authorities announced in early June the opening of an investigation into the death of a commander of the Revolutionary Guard in the city of Karaj, although they ruled out that it was a murder. Thus, they indicated that Commander Ali Esmailzadé died a few days ago in an “accident” in his house.

Days later, Tehran confirmed the death of two members of the Revolutionary Guard Aerospace Force “in the course of their duty”, without the authorities giving further details. However, Iranian media have pointed to the possible involvement of Israel in these events.

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