May 12, 2019, 12:58 PM
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Senior MP downgrades movement of US ships in Persian Gulf

Tehran, May 12, IRNA – Spokesman of the presiding board of Majlis (Iranian Parliament) Behrouz Nemati said on Sunday that movement of the US forces in the Persian Gulf and the region is nothing new.

Nemati made the remarks following the closed session of Majlis with Brigadier-general Hossein Salami, who was appointed the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps on April 22 by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Nemati said that the parliamentarians intended to have a meeting with the new commander of the IRGC, which took place today in a closed session.

He added that Major-General Salami talked about many issues, including the contacts between the IRGC and the parliament and legal provisions the parliament must pass for administration of Basij, the volunteer forces.

Nemati said that the IRGC commander gave an analysis of the region's conditions, saying that the commutes of the US forces are nothing new.
Brigadier-General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of IRGC's Aerospace Force; Brigadier-General Mohammad Pakpour; the commander of IRGC's Ground Forces; and Brigadier-General Ali-Reza Tangsiri, the commander of the IRGC's Navy also attended the meeting.

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