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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.


Pompeo grilled on Soleimani's killing, transparency [Video]

Pompeo grilled on Soleimani's killing, transparency

Democratic congressman Andy Levin asks U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to show him on a map "which of our embassies were under threat of imminent attack so that you had to kill general Soleimani..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published
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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published
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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published
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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published
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.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:54Published

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Tehran-backed Hezbollah steps in to guide Iraqi militias in Soleimani's wake

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