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Royce Wants New Sanctions on Iran for Terrorist Travel Violation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, pushed for new sanctions against the Iranian regime following news that Iran’s Quds Force commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani defied a United Nations resolution forbidding him from leaving his country.

An Iraqi Shiite fighter from the Popular Mobilisation units, fighting alongside Iraqi forces, stands wearing an Islamic headband bearing portraits of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and late Shiite cleric Ayatollah Mohammed Sadeq al-Sadr, assassinated by the regime of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in 1999, during a …

Iran to ‘Arrogant’ Saudi Arabia: ‘We’ll Leave Iraq When Iraq Asks’

At a press conference in Stockholm on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif testily informed an “arrogant” Saudi Arabia that Iran will not be pulling out of Iraq any time soon, and he blamed the Saudis for inflaming the Sunni-Shiite tensions they have blamed on Iran’s presence.

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Instagram Suspends Iranian General’s Account After Fallujah Posts

The photo-based social media application Instagram appeared to shut down an account tied to Iranian Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani on Wednesday, hours after the account posted photos of the general in Fallujah, Iraq. The account is once again functional, after Iranian state media published a tirade condemning Instagram for allowing Sunni terrorists to use its site.

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Iran’s Qods Force General Spotted on Fallujah, Iraq Islamic State Front Lines

Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s Qods Force – the dirty-tricks unit Iran deploys to destabilize foreign governments, involved in terrorist attacks against American soldiers during the occupation of Iraq – has been sighted near the besieged city of Fallujah, as the battle to eject the Islamic State heats up.

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Iran Refutes Report Terror Chief Soleimani Injured by Syrian Rebel Fire

Iranian media are denying a report circulating in various Arab media sources, which has reached the White House, claiming that General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s notorious special Quds Forces, was injured in Syria by rebel fire while fighting on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad.

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Iran Goes Deep with Ground Troops in Syria

While the government of Iran is officially denying it has deployed ground troops in Syria, Iranian media is reporting that more than one dozen Islamic Revolution Guard Corps officers have died there in the past three years.

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Iranian General Soleimani Promotes US-ISIS Alliance Conspiracy Theory

A well-heard narrative appeared Monday that high-ranking Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani took shots at President Obama and U.S. foreign policy, with outlets such as Reuters and the Associated Press (AP) featuring his comments as a blistering rebuke of the United States’s presence in the Middle East. Unlike the selective comments indicated, Soleimani was not condemning a lack of effort against ISIS on America’s part, but implying that President Obama was intentionally aiding the terrorist group.

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Iranian Special Forces Commander: ‘Obama Has Not Done a Damn Thing’ to Fight ISIS

Iranian elite paramilitary force leader Major General Qassem Soleimani accused the United States of having “no will” to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and blasted President Barack Obama as not having “done a damn thing” to quell the terrorist insurgency. The remarks follow news that Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah is planning to increase its presence in Iraq to combat ISIS.

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Top Iranian Commander Boasts of Dominating Jordan

In a youth conference in Tehran, Iran’s top military commanders assured the crowd that Jordan would soon be controlled by the mullahs, as they have already spread their malevolent influence into Iraq and Lebanon with terrorist forces, Haaretz reports.