Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei today named the Deputy Head of the Revolutionary Guards’ foreign operations arm Esmail Qaani to replace Qasem Soleimani as its commander. Soleimani was killed in a pre-dawn US strike in Baghdad today.
In a statement posted on his official website, Khamenei said, Qaani was one of the most decorated commanders of the Guards during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war. He said the orders for the force remain exactly as they were during the leadership of Soleimani. He called on the members of the force to cooperate with General Qaani.
Source: News On Air