New Basij Chief Appointed

New Basij Chief AppointedNew Basij Chief Appointed

In a decree issued on Wednesday, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed Lieutenant General Gholamhossein Gheibparvar as the new commander of Basij volunteer forces.

Gheibparvar replaces Lieutenant General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, who has recently taken up the post of deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps for cultural and social affairs.

The decree says the new Basij commander is expected to take measures to promote “people’s more organized presence” in various fields, including science, culture, defense and provision of services and to prevent “enemy’s infiltration”, according to the official website of the Leader. 

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