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Third IRGC officer reported dead within a week in Iran

Mourning flyer posted on social media says lieutenant in Islamic Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division died on June 15

A mourning flyer for Islamic Revolutionary Guard officer Wahab Premarzian, who died on June 15, shared on social media. (Courtesy of Twitter)
A mourning flyer for Islamic Revolutionary Guard officer Wahab Premarzian, who died on June 15, shared on social media. (Courtesy of Twitter)

A lieutenant in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps died in the northwest of Iran on June 15, according to a mourning poster for the man posted and shared on social media.

Wahab Premarzian was an officer in the guard’s aerospace division, and apparently died in the city of Maragheh.

The IRGC has not commented on the death.

There has been a slew of mysterious deaths of Iranians linked to military projects recently.

Two members of the IRGC, who were also part of the aerospace division, died as “martyrs” in Iran in separate incidents last weekend, Iranian media reported on Monday. The term is typically a designation given to those on important assignments.

An unidentified source told the UK-based opposition outlet Iran International that Ali Kamani and Mohammad Abdous were “developing arms” for Iran-backed Hezbollah and that the two men “were not killed in accidents,” as had been reported by Iranian media.

The deaths come as tensions remain high over Iran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers and its uranium enrichment program, which is now the closest it has ever been to weapons-grade levels. While authorities offered no suggestion of foul play in the men’s deaths, Israel has been accused of killing other high-ranking Guard members amid the growing crisis.

Israelis have been warned by the government to refrain from or exercise caution when traveling to Istanbul, Turkey, over fears that Iranian agents are attempting to avenge the alleged assassinations by kidnapping or murdering Israelis.

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