IRGC, Basij should not be used for any political faction: commander

April 5, 2017

TEHRAN – The commander of the Basij Organization has said neither Basij nor the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps should be “used” in favor of a political faction as the May 19 presidential election is approaching.

Brigadier General Hossein Gheibparvar also told a conference of Basij commanders on Monday that the criteria for a qualified candidate should be introduced in such a way that it would be understandable for everyone to vote for the right person, the IRIB news agency reported.


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