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Supreme Leader appoints new Iranian Army second-in-command

20 November 2016 7:49

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Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan as the second-in-command of the Iranian Army.

According to Press TV, in a decree on Saturday, the Leader urged Pourdastan to improve the intelligence and operational capabilities of the Iranian Army.

Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said the appointment has been made as per a proposal by Commander of Iran’s Army Major General Ataollah Salehi with regard to Pourdastan’s competence and dutifulness.

Pourdastan formerly served as commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces.

Meanwhile, the Leader appointed Kiomars Heidari as the new Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces.

Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, in his decree on Saturday, urged Heidari to make efforts to improve defense capabilities of units proportionate to the requirements.

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