(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 24, 2018  Hossein Salami deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps attends a public funeral ceremony for those killed during an attack on a military parade on the weekend, in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appointed a new head of the Revolutionary Guards, the country's ideological military force, Khamenei's official website reported today.
Major General Hossein Salami, 58, replaces Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, who had headed the Guards since September 2007.

Major General Hossein Salami, the leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, is known for his fiery rhetoric. AFP

Khamenei appoints new chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guards