Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday appointed a new chief for the Revolutionary Guards Corps replacing Brigadier-General Mohammad-Ali Jafari, ONA reports citing Anadolu Agency.
According to Iranian News Agency IRNA, Khamenei appointed Brigadier General Hossein Salami as the new commander.
In an unprecedented move, U.S. President Donald Trump on April 8 said he would formally designate the force a "terrorist organization".
The U.S. move is the first time a government agency has been blacklisted a terrorist body, though parts of the guard had previously been designated, namely its elite external operations wing, the Quds Force.
As a retaliator move in the same day, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council formally designated U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) as a “terrorist organization”.