Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Names New Intelligence Chief Amid Suspicious Deaths

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

Hossein Taeb, a cleric who headed the Guard’s intelligence wing for more than a decade, was succeeded by Gen. Mohammad Kazemi, according to a statement on the official IRGC news website. Mr. Taeb was named an adviser to the IRGC commander, Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami.

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