Qassem Soleimani has been subject to an international travel ban and asset freeze by the U.N. Security Council since 2007.
Qassem Soleimani, Iranian military leader, ideologue, and commander in chief of the Quds force- a branch of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guard Corps that conducts extraterritorial military and clandestine operations- has been coming out of his shell and becoming more vocal in stating his opinions.
The Enemy of My Enemy: Islamic State and the Internationalization of the Syrian and Iraqi Civil Wars
Iranian military deployment increased further during the summer of 2014, despite continued Iranian denials that there were any Iranian troops stationed in Iraq. On August 21, Iran's 81st Armored Division took part in a joint Iranian-Kurdish attack to liberate Jalawla from IS militants.
The relationship between the U.S. and the Iraqi government "speaks for itself, and is not one we calibrate in response or
Nothing illustrates the free-wheeling chaos of the Middle East better than what is going on in Yemen.
If There Are U.S. Air Strikes, They Should Not Be For the Purpose of Propping Up the Failed Iraqi State
While the Iraqi military, with some help from Iran and the U.S., may be able to hold on to what is left within its purview, it's hard to see it reclaiming much territory without major foreign interventions. Which could easily backfire, both for Tehran and Washington, the only capitals which might be involved.
Rather than waiting for the United States government to take the lead would it not be salutary for this once to have Saudi Arabia take the initiative and formulate policy in response to Iran?
The failed plot to assassinate a Saudi diplomat in Washington, D.C., allegedly cooked up by an Iranian-American with ties
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards today vowed to take revenge against Britain and the United States whom he claims
Associated Press Writer Vicente Panetta in Buenos Aires contributed to this report. Interpol had also sought Hezbollah militant
As Rumsfeld might have put it, we have to approach states like Iran with the intelligence we have, not the intelligence we want.
"Naming" part of Iran's military as a "terrorist organization" moves us closer to the "World War III" that President Bush has warned us about.