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Iran Renames Republican Guards August 16, 2007

Posted by chuckwh in Al Gore, Iran, Jorge Posada, New York Yankees, Revolutionary Guards.
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In a move designed to shed the controversy that has followed its elite military unit, Iran today announced it was renaming its Republican Guards unit to The Posada. The announcement was made by Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri and Iranian President Kamal Kharrazi in a joint press conference. Several observers are commenting that the move is a symbolic one to reflect the growing levels of détente between the U.S. and Iran that has taken place in recent years.

However, Kharrazi, in answering a question about the move, said, “Actually, it’s because many young Iranians are big Yankees fans, and we like Jorge Posada quite a lot.”

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