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Iran’s Soleimani in Russia For Talks on Syria, Missiles

By Lidia Kelly and Parisa Hafezi MOSCOW/ANKARA, April 16 – Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani has flouted an international travel ban and flown to Moscow for talks with Russia’s military and political leadership on Syria and deliveries of Russian missiles, sources said on Friday. The main purpose of his visit was to discuss new delivery routes for

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to Gain Power in Post-Sanctions Era

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, Jan 19 – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards did well under international sanctions, and the elite military force is destined to become still richer now they’ve been lifted. Iran’s clerical rulers have supported economic growth of the Guards, rewarding the group for sanctions-busting as well as suppressing dissent at home and helping Tehran’s

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