0649 GMT: Iranian Commander Killed in Lebanon. Tehran's officials have confirmed that General Hassan Shateri, a senior commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has been killed in Lebanon. The Iranian embassy said "terrorist armed groups" were behind his death on the Damascus-Beirut highway, while the Lebanese organisation Hezbollah has blamed the Syrian insurgency.
Shateri was in charge of Iranian-supervised construction projects in Lebanon.
0640 GMT: A Warning from the Revolutionary Guards. After last week's confrontation between President Ahmadinejad and the Larijani brothers --- Speaker of Parliament Ali and head of judiciary Sadegh --- the Revolutionary Guards have issued a warning that “any action which destroys unity is deserving of decisive rebuttal”:
The spirituality and guidance of the Supreme Leader in various areas, in particular in the field of the preservation of national unity and the interests of the regime and the revolution, are recognized by the Revolutionary Guards as the 'clarifying explanation' for all. Without doubt any kind of action which destroys unity and prepares the basis for deviant movements and controversy in the media of the enemy is playing a role in the plans of the enemy.
Now the question: who is being warned? Ahmadinejad and his inner circle? The Larijanis? Both sides? Everyone except the Supreme Leader?EA WorldView: EA Iran