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IRGC responds to Rouhani's comments

Following the president's warning against the consolidation of power, the head of the IRGC has criticized interpretations of strife between the president and his organization, which he credits with maintaining Iran's opposition to the United States.
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Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp, attends a news conference in Tehran February 7, 2011. REUTERS/STRINGER (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) - RTXXKFA
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The public, albeit indirect, exchanges between Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) head Mohammad Ali Jaffari have been making headlines in the Iranian media.

In a Dec. 8 speech at an anti-corruption conference, Rouhani said, “We have to eliminate the consolidation of power. With the consolidation of power in one institutions, corruption is created. … If the guns, the money, the newspapers … are gathered in one place, there will be corruption.”

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