Iran replaces powerful chief of Guards' intelligence unit - state TV

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Iran replaces powerful chief of Guards' intelligence unit - state TV
Iranian state media did not give a reason but state TV said Taeb would become an adviser to the Guards' Commander-in-Chief Hossein Salami.
By REUTERS
Published: JUNE 23, 2022

Iran has dismissed the powerful chief of the Revolutionary Guards' intelligence unit, Hossein Taeb, Iranian state TV said on Thursday, after a series of high-profile incidents Tehran has blamed on its arch-foe Israel. Iranian state media did not give a reason but state TV said Taeb would become an adviser to the Guards' Commander-in-Chief Hossein Salami. Taeb will be replaced by Mohammad Kazemi, previously head of the Guards' Intelligence Protection unit. The Islamic Republic, which refuses to recognize Israel, has long accused "the Zionist regime" of sabotaging Iran's nuclear sites and killing scientists and senior commanders inside Iran.

In May, Iran blamed Israel for the killing of senior commander Sayyad Khodaei, the most high profile assassination inside Iran since the 2020 killing of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, which Tehran also blamed on Israel. Israel has not denied or accepted responsibility, but Iran's inability to thwart those attacks has exposed security gaps which suggest the Islamic Republic remains vulnerable in future.

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