Iranian state television reports that supreme leader appoints new police chief to oversee Iran

March 9, 2015 10:09 AM

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TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian state television is reporting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader has appointed a former general in the country's Revolutionary Guard as the nation's new police chief.

The report Monday said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei replaced Gen. Ismail Ahmadi Moghaddam with Gen. Hossein Ashtari for a three-year term. Moghaddam had held the top post for 10 years.

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