Khamenei appoints new nead of Iranian Air Force

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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# 20 September 2021 06:38 (UTC +04:00)
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has picked Iranian Brigadier General Hamid Vahedi to oversee the country's air force, Office of the Supreme Leader announced on Sunday, APA reports citing local media.
In the directive, Khamenei described Vahedi as a capable and dedicated commander who was recommended to him by the Iranian army's commander-in-chief.
The nation's commander-in-chief called on the newly-appointed military branch chief to step up efforts to upgrade the air force's combat capabilities and preparedness in responding "smartly" to all air threats, as well as to enhance and grow the air force's human resources, in order to build a capable fighting force in "effective and synergistic cooperation" with other military units.