Monday, September 17, 2012

Khamenei at Graduation Ceremonies of Iranian Military Schools

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Iran’s Supreme Leader ayatollah Ali Khamenei presiding over the joint graduation ceremonies of the military schools. Tehran, 17 September 2012.

Photo from left to right, front row:

IRGC Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi, Minister of Defense
IRGC Maj. Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi, Senior Military Advisor to Supreme Leader
IRGC Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali “Aziz” Jafari, Commander-in-Chief of IRGC
Basij Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, Chief of the Armed Forces General Command Headquarters
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader and Commander-in-Chief
Rear Admiral Habibolah Sayyari, IRI Navy Commander (second row)
Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi, Commander-in-Chief of IRI Army (Artesh)

Brig. Gen. Farzad Esmaili, IRI Air Defense Force Commander (second row)
Maj. Gen. Abdolrahim Mousavi, Chief of the Joint Headquarters of IRI Army
Brig. Gen. Hassan Shah-Safi, IRI Air Force Commander (second row)
Maj. Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, IRI Ground Forces Commander
RDML Amir Abbas Zamini, IRI Navy Deputy Commander (second row)

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Anonymous said...

You have to swap Shah-Safi and Esmaili.

Nader Uskowi said...

Thanks. Who is the Navy admiral standing in the second row next to Pourdastan?

Anonymous said...

I believe that Gen. A.R. Pourdastan
is not shown on the photo published with your article.

The general at the far right-front row is not the General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan.


Anonymous said...

Could he be Deputy Navy Commander Rear Admiral Abbas Zamini?

PS. You forgot the "i" at the end of Shah-Saf. :)

Sorry for nitpicking.

Anonymous said...

Any Iranian soldier that obeys the dictates of a theologian is a disgrace and not worthy of being called an Iranian soldier.

Nader Uskowi said...

@ 2:02 PM,

Thanks. The photo is indeed Adm. Zamini's.

Anonymous said...

I see that you were afraid to post my yesterday's comment and acknowledge your mistakes.

Again, I inform everybody that the photo published with the article "Khamanei at Graduation Ceremonies of Iranian Military Schools" doesn't include Gen. Pourdastan like descriptions under that photo suggest.

To my best knowledge Gen. Pourdastan was seated in front row, but he was six seat away from the left hand of the Supreme Leader at that Noushahr (Nou-Shahr) held ceremony.

I see; that despite years, you do not have sufficient abilities to properly recognize important personalities...


Anonymous said...

Anon 6:13 AM

Your claim of being a "Dissident" makes no sense,because you support the authority in the country that you come from,Iran.

Dissident means a person at variance against own countries established authority.

Therefor you can't claim to be an "Dissident"!

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:57AM

I would advise many of you, do not ignore but focus on the main issue, which is the incorrect information about the photo and a staff's negligence to correct it.

Your attempt, to divert discussion to secondary issues, is one of the propaganda's tools.

Read my other comments regarding that words and dictionaries' descriptions.
It also may mean that I disagree with majorities on this blog(s).


Anonymous said...

Hey "Dissident"!

I say that Khamenei and all the mullahs should go back to what they used to be good at.
Namely,Rozeh and cemetery duties!

And leave the politics to real politicians.

What do you say to that "Dissident"?