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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards appoint new intelligence chief amid suspicious deaths

TEHRAN — Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Thursday appointed a new intelligence chief, after a series of suspicious deaths of military officers and scientists sparked tensions between Tehran and its regional adversaries.

Hossein Taeb, a cleric who led the Guard’s intelligence wing for more than a decade, has been replaced by General Mohammad Kazemi, according to a statement posted on the official IRGC news site. Mr. Taeb was appointed adviser to the IRGC commander, Major General. Hossein Salami.