October 07 2009
Two hardline Iranian military veterans have been named to security positions, the New York Times reports.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Mohammad Reza Naqdi to lead the Basij militia, which played a central role in cracking down on protesters following June's disputed presidential election.
Naqdi's predecessor, Hussein Taeb, was moved to an intelligence position within the Revolutionary Guards.
Students staged at least two protests against the government at two...
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