Sep. 11 - Iranís Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
appointed on Sunday a new top commander for Iranís regular armed forces.
In a decree, Khamenei appointed Major General Ataollah Salehi as the new
chief of Iranís regular
Salehi replaces Major General Mohammad Salimi who has headed the countryís armed forces for
the past five years.
In a routine appointment, the Supreme Leader named Salimi
as his own special advisor on military issues.
Iran has had a dual
system of armed forces since 1979, with the regular armed forces assigned
to guard the countryís borders and the Revolutionary Guards, which are
answerable solely to the Supreme Leader, taking care of internal security.