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Iranian major general who commanded the Quds Force

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Qasem Soleimani: Iranian major general who commanded the Quds Force
Qasem Soleimani was an Iranian major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and, from 1998 until his death in 2020, commander of its Quds Force, a division primarily responsible for extraterritorial military and clandestine operations. In his later years, he was considered the second most powerful person in Iran behind Ayatollah Khamenei. and his right-hand man.

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To preserve Shi'ite power in Iraq, Iran-backed groups turn to renegade cleric

When the grip of Iraq's Tehran-backed Shi'ite Muslim parties and militias threatened to slip following the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, they turned to an unpredictable rival.
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Iran's Zarif: We were close to war with US after Soleimani assassination

iran's zarif: we were close to war with us after soleimani assassination
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the US and Iran "were very close to a war" in an interview with NBC on Friday on the sidelines of the 2020 Munich Security Conference. He..
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Rouhani: Iran will never hold talks with US 'under pressure' [Video]Rouhani: Iran will never hold talks with US 'under pressure'

Iran has said will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday (February 16), adding that Tehran's help was essential in establishing security in the..

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Iran marks revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions [Video]Iran marks revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions

Tens of thousands of Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran on Tuesday morning to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, against a backdrop of escalating tensions with the..

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Irans mark revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions [Video]Irans mark revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions

Tens of thousands of Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran on Tuesday morning to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, against a backdrop of escalating tensions with the..

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Iranian missile strike injures 50 troops: Pentagon [Video]Iranian missile strike injures 50 troops: Pentagon

The Pentagon now says that 50 U.S. troops stationed in Iraq have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after an Iranian missile strike earlier this month.

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Analysis: 50 US troops face brain injuries after Iran strikes [Video]Analysis: 50 US troops face brain injuries after Iran strikes

The United States originally announced that nobody had been hurt in the strikes that were in retaliation to the US assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

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Trump Gives Details Of Moments Before Qassem Soleimani Died [Video]Trump Gives Details Of Moments Before Qassem Soleimani Died

President Donald Trump gave a detailed account of the U.S. drone strikes that killed Iran’s military leader. According to Reuters, he spoke about Qassem Soleimani’s death in a Republican..

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Iran will send black boxes of downed plane to Ukraine [Video]Iran will send black boxes of downed plane to Ukraine

Iran is sending to Ukraine the black boxes of the Ukrainian passenger plane that its military accidentally shot down this month, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. Lauren Anthony reports.

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Iran's Khamenei says revenge attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq showed support of God [Video]Iran's Khamenei says revenge attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq showed support of God

In his first Friday prayer sermon for eight years, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said it's retaliatory missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq showed it had the support of God. Joe..

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Trump celebrates Soleimani's death at rally [Video]Trump celebrates Soleimani's death at rally

President Donald Trump took to the stage at Milwaukee in Wisconsin for his campaign rally on Tuesday (January 14) night and jumped straight to the topic of killing Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani.

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Israeli army spokesman denies Israel Defense Forces' involvement in Soleimani killing [Video]Israeli army spokesman denies Israel Defense Forces' involvement in Soleimani killing

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Soleimani Strike Was Authorized by Trump in June 2019 [Video]Soleimani Strike Was Authorized by Trump in June 2019

New details have revealed that . the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was authorized by Donald Trump nearly seven months ago.

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Trudeau blames 'tensions' for 57 Canadian deaths [Video]Trudeau blames 'tensions' for 57 Canadian deaths

In a TV interview on Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that victims of the Ukrainian airliner shot down in Iran last week would still be alive if there had been no tensions in the region. Eve..

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Most Americans Think Trump's Iran Efforts Are To Limit Impeachment Headlines [Video]Most Americans Think Trump's Iran Efforts Are To Limit Impeachment Headlines

More Americans than not believe that Trump authorizing a strike on an Iranian commander... ...was partly driven by his upcoming Senate impeachment trial, according to a new poll. The administration has..

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Pompeo: Soleimani was plotting 'imminent attacks' [Video]Pompeo: Soleimani was plotting 'imminent attacks'

Responding to a question on why the American people should trust U.S. intelligence on the imminent threat posed by Qassem Soleimani, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said agency personnel do their 'best'..

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Inside the charred Iran-bombed Iraq joint base [Video]Inside the charred Iran-bombed Iraq joint base

Reuters video footage shows the damage inside Iraq's Ain al-Asad air base, the site of last week's Iranian missile attack on U.S. forces. No Americans were reported harmed in the strikes.

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Soleimani assassination: Conflicting messages on attack evidence [Video]Soleimani assassination: Conflicting messages on attack evidence

Republicans and Democrats voice doubt over Trump statement that Iran attack on US embassies imminent.

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Qatari emir in Iran: 'De-escalation' the only way forward [Video]Qatari emir in Iran: 'De-escalation' the only way forward

Visit comes amid heightened tensions in the Gulf following the US killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.

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Esper: 'I didn't see' specific Iranian threat to U.S. embassies [Video]Esper: 'I didn't see' specific Iranian threat to U.S. embassies

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see a specific Iranian plot to attack American embassies in Baghdad or elsewhere before the administration decided to kill an Iranian..

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper Admits To Not Seeing Specific Evidence Regarding Qassem Soleimani [Video]Defense Secretary Mark Esper Admits To Not Seeing Specific Evidence Regarding Qassem Soleimani

President Donald Trump claimed there was a threat on multiple embassies. He reacted to that threat by ordering the killing of former Iraninan Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. According to Business Insider,..

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Britain criticizes ambassador arrest in Iran [Video]Britain criticizes ambassador arrest in Iran

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has accused Tehran of a "flagrant violation of international law" after the UK's ambassador in Iran was briefly arrested. David Doyle reports.

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'Our children were killed': thousands protest in Iran [Video]'Our children were killed': thousands protest in Iran

Public fury has erupted in Iran after the military admitted mistakenly shooting down a Ukrainian airliner amid heightened tensions with the United States. David Doyle reports.

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'Disastrous mistake': Iran accepts blame for Ukraine jet [Video]'Disastrous mistake': Iran accepts blame for Ukraine jet

Iran admitted Saturday its military had accidentally shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 onboard, but the admission did little to quiet condemnation from countries, including Canada, which had..

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Iran says military shot down plane in error [Video]Iran says military shot down plane in error

Iran said on Saturday its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard, saying air defenses were fired in error while on high alert in the tense aftermath of Iranian..

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Killing of Iranian commander will bring liberation of Jerusalem: Guards spokesman

The killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani will lead to the liberation of Jerusalem, the spokesman for the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, according to the Tasnim news agency.
Reuters - Published

Senate poised to pass bill curbing Trump's war powers with Iran after Soleimani strike, but a veto is likely

The Senate is expected to approve a resolution in the coming days that would restrict President Donald Trump's ability to wage war with Iran.
USATODAY.com - Published

In A Post-Truth And -Expert Era, Is America On A Nuclear Collision Course With Iran?

in a post-truth and -expert era, is america on a nuclear collision course with iran?
Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling News reports that the Trump administration almost started World War III based on questionable evidence should shake the most ignorant out of their..
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Tehran-backed Hezbollah steps in to guide Iraqi militias in Soleimani's wake

Shortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq, the Tehran-backed Lebanese organization Hezbollah urgently met with Iraqi militia leaders, seeking to..
Reuters - Published

Slain commander Soleimani sought stability: Iranian president

Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian military commander killed in a U.S. drone strike on Jan. 3 in Baghdad, had sought to bring stability to the Middle East, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, who led Iran’s Quds force before he died in a targeted killing ordered by President Trump, “directed the December assault on United States Forces in Iraq, and was actively planning new attacks.”


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In death, Iran's Soleimani bequeaths perilous dilemma for Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters)- - A month after a U.S. missile killed him, Qassem Soleimani looms as large over Iraq's fractured democracy as he ever did alive.
Reuters - Published

Iraq says it resumes anti-Islamic State operations with U.S. coalition

Iraq's military said on Thursday it was resuming operations with the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, which it had halted after the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani by U.S. forces..
Reuters - Published

'Another endless war'? House to vote on curbing Trump's ability to strike Iran, other targets

The House votes will renew the heated debate over President Trump's decision to authorize a strike killing Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pentagon raises number of troops that suffered brain injuries in Iran strike to 50

The missiles were launched in retaliation for a U.S. operation that killed Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Iran's most powerful military commander.
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Iraq after Soleimani: What is the future for US troops?

US forces face a backlash after the killing of a top Iranian commander, says Nafiseh Kohnavard.
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U.S. threat to kill Soleimani successor a sign of 'governmental terrorism': Iran foreign ministry spokesman

The U.S threat to kill the successor to Iran's General Qassem Soleimani is a sign of "America's targeted and governmental terrorism", Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday.
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U.S. says no uptick in violence from Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

The United States has seen no uptick in Islamic State activity in Syria and Iraq, U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey said on Thursday, weeks after a U.S. drone strike killed Iranian..
Reuters - Published

Successor to slain Iran general faces same fate if he kills Americans: U.S. envoy

The U.S. special representative for Iran said the successor to Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike, would suffer the same fate if he followed a similar path of killing Americans,..
Reuters - Published

Soleimani killing adds dangerous new dimension to Iraq unrest

Iranian-backed Shi'ite factions have exhorted Iraqis to turn out for a "million-strong" march on Friday aimed at whipping up anti-American sentiment as the United States' struggle with Iran plays out..
Reuters - Published

Militia ally of Iran's Soleimani shot dead in southwest Iran: IRNA

Gunmen in Iran shot dead a commander of the hardline Basij militia who was an ally of Qassem Soleimani, the senior Revolutionary Guards commander killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq, the official..
Reuters - Published

US to continue Iran maximum pressure campaign, but try to avoid military action

us to continue iran maximum pressure campaign, but try to avoid military action
WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – After a sharp escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran earlier this month, with the Jan. 3 US assassination of Quds Force leader Qasim Soleimani, followed..
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VIDEO: Iraqis split on parliament’s call to expel foreign troops

Following the US killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Iraqi soil earlier this month, Iraqi lawmakers have called on the government to expel all foreign forces deployed in the country...
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Trump recounts Qassem Soleimani's final moments

Cameras "miles in the sky", a countdown and then "boom": US President Donald Trump has recounted the final moments of Iran's powerful General Qasem Soleimani in an American drone strike.
France 24 - Published

Trump gives dramatic account of Soleimani's last minutes before death: CNN

trump gives dramatic account of soleimani's last minutes before death: cnn
U.S. President Donald Trump gave a minute-to-minute account of the U.S. drone strikes that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in remarks to a Republican fund-raising dinner on Friday..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Qureshi meets Pompeo as Pakistan attempts to diffuse Middle East tensions

qureshi meets pompeo as pakistan attempts to diffuse middle east tensions
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Friday to discuss his recent trips to Iran and Saudi Arabia, as Islamabad tries to facilitate peace between Washington and..
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Will Economic Sanctions Against Iran Actually Get Results?

will economic sanctions against iran actually get results?
After a series of back-and-forth attacks with Iran, President Donald Trump has sought to change the game, replacing drone strikes with economic sanctions. These allow a leader to look tough without..
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Interested in diplomacy, but not in negotiating with US: Iran

Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif on Wednesday said Tehran was interested in diplomacy but not in negotiating with the US which had not kept its word, indicating the bitterness and chill between the..
IndiaTimes - Published

After 30 years in power, Iran’s supreme leader faces toughest challenge

after 30 years in power, iran’s supreme leader faces toughest challenge
In his more than three decades in charge of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has battled to consolidate power at home and expand the regime’s influence across the region. But the..
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Like Iran, India too mourns Soleimani assassination: Javad Zarif

Describing the shooting down of the Ukrainian airline as "unforgivable”, Zarif said, "the accidental shooting happened because there was a crisis. People made unforgivable mistakes." Calling for a..
IndiaTimes - Published

'India can play a role in de-escalating tensions in Gulf': Iran FM Javad Zarif meets PM Modi, NSA Doval

Zarif arrived in India on Tuesday on a three-day visit in the midst of spiralling tension between Iran and the US over the killing of Iranian general Maj Gen Qasem Soleimani.
DNA - Published

As US And Iran Tensions Boil Over, What Will 2020 Bring For American Muslims?

as us and iran tensions boil over, what will 2020 bring for american muslims?
Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. While President Donald Trump pushes the U.S. and Iran closer to the brink of war, the latest consisting of Iranian rockets striking two bases housing..
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Trump isn't getting a political bump from killing Iran's Soleimani, and it's his own fault

It's as if Trump spent the past decade making sure Americans would distrust him at this very moment. He's made it much harder for future presidents.
USATODAY.com - Published

5 key takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

5 key takeaways from the democratic presidential debate in iowa
DES MOINES — Some key takeaways from Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses: Civility and substance After the United States’ killing of..
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Israeli army ‘had no role in Soleimani killing,’ IDF spokesperson tells FRANCE 24

The Israel Defence Forces played no part in the killing of Iran’s Qassem Soleimani, IDF’s international spokesperson Jonathan Conricus tells FRANCE 24’s Middle East Matters programme, describing..
France 24 - Published

Qasem Soleimani gets a promotion and Syria's top military honor after being killed in a ...

qasem soleimani gets a promotion and syria's top military honor after being killed in a ...
Reuters In the days since he was killed by a US drone strike, Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani has been feted at home and abroad. Soleimani, a major general at the time of his death,...
WorldNews - Published

'Red herring': Trump, Barr say killing of Iran's Soleimani was justified, whether or not threat was imminent

"I do believe that this concept of imminence is something of a red herring," Attorney General Willaim Barr said of the debate over killing Soleimani.
USATODAY.com - Published

Iraqi officials unite against US presence in Iraq

iraqi officials unite against us presence in iraq
The Iraqi government said on Tuesday that it will “not back down” from supporting parliament’s decision to expel foreign forces from the country, as a populist cleric called for protests against..
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Pompeo: Soleimani killing part of new strategy to deter U.S. foes

pompeo: soleimani killing part of new strategy to deter u.s. foes
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said Qassem Soleimani was killed as part of a broader strategy of deterring challenges by U.S. foes that also applies to China and Russia,..
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Boris Johnson said there was 'no reason' for the UK to be 'notified' over Qasem Soleimani killing

boris johnson said there was 'no reason' for the uk to be 'notified' over qasem soleimani killing
Boris Johnson has said there was "no reason" for the UK to be "notified" over the US killing of General Qasem Soleimani. The Prime Minister was not warned about the US airstrike in Iraq that killed a..
WorldNews - Published

A Narrative Collapses as Trump Tweets: ‘It Doesn’t Really Matter’

President Trump cited Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani’s “horrible past” as possibly reason enough for the drone strike that killed him.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump: Timing of threat from Soleimani 'doesn't really matter'

President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to kill Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, and said "it doesn't really matter" whether Soleimani posed an imminent threat to the United States.
Reuters - Published

AG Barr: 'The president clearly had the authority to act' in Soleimani strike

President Trump and his national security advisers have offered shifting accounts of what prompted the decision to kill Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. top attorney: Killing Soleimani 'legitimate,' Trump had authority

President Donald Trump clearly had authority to kill Qassem Soleimani, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday, adding that the White House consulted with his department before the strike on..
Reuters - Published

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