News Brief 9/17/2013, Tishrei 13, 5774
Rouhani: 'Revolutionary Guards Should Stay Out of Politics'
n a speech on Monday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has carefully suggested that the elite Revolutionary Guards stay out of political involvement.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have become more assertive in politics in recent years with veteran guards crossing over into parliament.
Rouhani, the cleric who won the elections in a June, told the assembly of IRGC commanders and officials that the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, had recommended the military stay out of politics.