U.S. Complains to Russia about Iranian General's Visit

(Wall Street Journal) Felicia Schwartz - The U.S. has complained to senior Russian officials about the recent trip to Moscow of Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, head of Iran's Qods Force, in violation of a UN travel ban, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Wednesday. U.S. officials view Gen. Soleimani as Iran's top intelligence official who oversees Tehran's support of militias and terrorist organizations in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. He has been subject to the travel ban and an asset freeze since 2007, and the U.S. sanctioned him in 2005 for his role in supporting international terrorism.

2015-08-13 00:00:00

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