Iran has dismissed Hossein Taeb, the intelligence director of the Revolutionary Guard Corps. Iran's state television reported a few days after Israeli media accused it of being behind an Iranian plot allegedly killing or kidnapping Israeli tourists in Turkey.
The station did not indicate the reason for the change, but said Teb was appointed as an adviser to Hossein Salami, the commander-in-chief of the Guard.
He replaces Mohammad Kazemi, formerly the head of the Revolutionary Guard's intelligence protection force.
Israel raised Istanbul's travel advisory to the highest alert level on June 13 because it said it was a threat to Iran trying to kill or abduct Israelis on vacation in Turkey. ..
Prior to becoming Guards Intelligence Chief in 2009, he worked at the office of Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader.
(written by Parisa Hafezi, edited by Jon Boyle and Raissa Kasolowsky)