Iran’s IRGC Chief Remains in Office for 3 More Years

Iran’s IRGC Chief Remains in Office for 3 More Years
Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari / Photo from ISNA

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, says his term has been extended for three more years.

He declared the three-year extension of his term during a ceremony to introduce the new commander of Tehran’s Muhammad Rasoul Allah Corps on Tuesday, Mehr reported.

General Jafari was appointed to the post by the Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, on September 1, 2007, to succeed Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi.

General Rahim Safavi had served for 10 years from 1 September 1997 till 1 September 2007. Before him, Major General Mohsen Rezaei held the post since 1981, and remained in office until he announced his retirement from all his military posts in 1997.

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