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Zarif congratulates Salami on new IRGC post

Tehran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message on Friday congratulated appointment of Brigadier General Hossein Salami as top commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

The message reads, I congratulate Your Excellency on the appointment of IRGC top commander on the auspicious birth anniversary of the Imam Zaman (AS) and I wish you success and prosperity in the highprofile position.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday appointed Hossein Salami, a senior IRGC commander, as the new chief commander of the military force, promoting him to the rank of major general. Salami replaced Major General Mohammad Ali Ja'fari.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA