Sunday, May 25, 2008

Independent Command Proposed for IRGC Missile Division

From PressTV:

Top Iranian military commander Mohammad-Ali Jafari has announced new IRGC plans to enhance the efficiency of its missile division.

"An independent command may soon be established to strengthen the structure and improve the activity of our missile division," said the IRGC major general in Tehran on Sunday.

Jafari added that the new IRGC missile command would be established only after the approval of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Regarding the proposed IRGC restructuring, he said the move should be considered a 'natural procedure' aimed at using financial and human resources in a way that can maximize efficiency.

It appears this move is primarily intended as a logistical enhancement. It's unclear if the move will in any way alter the existing chain of command.

The IRGC operate Iran's ballistic missile forces, which include the Shahab and Zelzal.

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