May, speaking after a meeting with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon who has been looking at ways to keep Scotland in the bloc, said she wanted to get the best deal for the whole country.
Seyyid Riza Mirasi, a retired RGC colonel, was killed earlier this week, according to local media accounts, while RGC Major Abulfazl Nikzad was killed on Wednesday in clashes between Syrian regime troops and opposition forces.
Early last month, three other RGC officers -- one of whom was identified as Colonel Reze Rustemi Mukaddem -- were killed in Aleppo, which remains the scene of fierce fighting between regime forces and armed opposition groups.
In May, a senior RGC commander acknowledged that as many as 1,200 Iranian soldiers had been killed in Syria -- where Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah are fighting alongside the Assad regime -- since the conflict erupted five years ago.
Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests -- which erupted as part of the 'Arab Spring' uprisings -- with unexpected ferocity.
Since then, more than a quarter of a million people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced across the war-battered country, according to the UN.
The Syrian Center for Policy Research, however, has put the death toll from the five-year conflict at more than 470,000.
NCRI, the parent coalition for a number of opposition groups and hundreds of individual including the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI), had organized the "Free Iran" rally last weekend in Paris with the participation of over one hundred thousand Iranian dissidents. In the rally, the group denounced the government in Tehran and called for its toppling. Head of the French-based NCRI, Maryam Rajavi, said Tehran is concealing its "failure" by supporting“massacres” committed by the Syrian regime during an indoor rally in Paris.
She said “those resisting Wilayat al-Faqih regime are increasing and spreading their influence.”
Wilayat al-Faqih, meaning the ‘Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist’ is Iran’s current system of clerical rule.
The event was attended by international figures including US
diplomats, Canada's John Baird former Foreign minister, European and Arab officials and figures such as Turky Faisal a member of the House of Saud, the Saudi Arabia royal family and one of the founders of the King Faisal Foundation and chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies and former head of Saudi intelligent services.