News ID: 277735
Published: 0310 GMT December 05, 2020

Envoy confirms Quds Force commander’s visit to Iraq

Envoy confirms Quds Force commander’s visit to Iraq
TASNIM
Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Esmail Qaani

Iran’s ambassador to Baghdad confirmed that Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Esmail Qaani recently visited Baghdad for talks with senior Iraqi officials.

In an interview with Al-Alam News Network, Iranian envoy to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi said General Qaani continues the same mission pursued by his predecessor, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated by the United States in Iraq, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Following the US assassination of General Soleimani, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed General Qaani as the new head of the IRGC’s Quds Force.  

The interaction between Iran and Iraq has not changed after the assassination of General Soleimani, the ambassador noted, saying that General Qaani pays visits to Baghdad in coordination with the Iraqi authorities.

In his recent visit to Iraq, the commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force held talks with many Iraqi officials, Masjedi noted.

The envoy further denounced the US presence as the main source of instability in the region, saying American interference, that causes regional insecurity, must end with the withdrawal of the US forces from region.

Masjedi also warned the United States that any action on Iran will draw a decisive response from Tehran.

Anti-US sentiment has been running high in Iraq following the US assassination of top Iranian anti-terror commander Soleimani along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi, and their companions outside Baghdad International Airport on January 3.

The act of terror was carried out under the direction of US President Donald Trump, with the Pentagon taking responsibility for the strike.

Just two days later, Iraqi lawmakers unanimously passed a bill mandating the expulsion of all foreign troops from their country.

 

 

   
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