Vahidi backed as Iranian Defense Minister 2

From The Telegraph:

Gen Vahidi ran the Revolutionary Guards Lebanon Corps before he was appointed by Ayatollah Khamenei to lead the newly-created Quds Force’s mission to export Iran’s Islamic revolution. His units have been linked to a series of international terror attacks, including the 1983 attack on the US marine base in Beirut that killed 241 servicemen and the bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia in 1996 that claimed the lives of 19 American military personnel.”

Vahidi’s imminent appointment is a clear signal of Iran’s aggressive intentions, and a reaffirmation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s status as the world’s biggest state sponsor of international terrorism. If Vahidi’s ascent to the top of Iran’s military food chain doesn’t act as a wake up call for both the White House and Downing Street regarding the level of the Iranian threat, I don’t know what will.

He was backed by Iranian Parliament as Defense Minister yesterday.


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