Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei appointed Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri as the new Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
The installation was made upon a proposal by IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari and given the commitment and valuable work experience of Rear Admiral Tangsiri.
Ayatollah Khamenei also thanked former IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi for his great efforts and services.
The Supreme Leader also called on the incoming Commander -- who served as Fadavi’s Deputy prior to his promotion -- to work to strengthen the infrastructure of the IRGC Navy and boost the combat preparedness of its forces.
In a separate decree, Ayatollah Khamenei appointed the outgoing Commander (Rear Admiral Fadavi) as the IRGC’s Deputy Commander for coordination at the proposal of Major General Jafari.