According to The Telegraph in UK, A letter addressed to Major Gen Mohammad Ali Jafari of the Revolutionary Guard, the Guards’ commanding officer calls on Major Gen Jafari to issue guidance to both the Revolutionary Guards and the Basij paramilitary militia to use restraint when handling anti-government protests
“But in the letter, which is signed by senior officers commanding Guards units in Tehran, Qom, Isfahan and Tabriz, they urge Major Gen Jafari to “use your authority over the Basij to order them to leave their truncheons at home next time.”
It goes on to state unequivocally, “We promise our people that we will not shoot nor beat our brothers who are seeking to express legitimate protest against the policies and conduct of their leader.”
This suggests a major rife between the leaders of the regime and the armed forces. Many believe the Military forces wish to join the protestors against the regime.