Tension reported between Rouhani, Guard Corps as prominent Iranians bash regime 

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Source: Tension reported between Rouhani, Guard Corps as prominent Iranians bash regime | The Times of Israel

Powerful military unit angry it was publicly blamed for downing of Ukrainian plane; government claims it was deceived over what had happened, UK’s Telegraph reports

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives for a meeting at the presidency office in Tehran, Iran, December 23, 2019. (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives for a meeting at the presidency office in Tehran, Iran, December 23, 2019. (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)

There is increasing ill feeling between the Iranian government and the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps over last week’s downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet, with a government spokesman on Monday accusing the military of deceiving political leaders about what really happened to the plane, according to a report from the UK’s Telegraph newspaper.Popular anger has swelled at the Iranian government’s attempt to conceal its role in the airliner tragedy, with days of protests and several prominent Iranians…

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