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Iran Is Investigating Possibility Of Mole Behind Soleimani Assassination

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Iran Is Investigating Possibility Of Mole Behind Soleimani Assassination

Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, center, attends a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Revolutionary Guard commanders in Tehran, Iran, September 18, 2016. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Security details of Iran’s Quds Force Commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani, who was assassinated by the U.S. earlier this week, may have been compromised, according to “a senior commander” in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

The commander revealed these sensitive information during a closed meeting in the Iranian Parliament on January 5, according to Iranian MP Gholam Ali Jafarzadeh. This possibility is now being investigated by Iranian authorities.

Gholam Ali went on to reveal that Soleimani, who was killed in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, had survived at least three assassination attempts on Iranian soil. Many of the perpetrators were arrested.

“One of the attempts was by People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK),” the RT TV quoted the Iranian member of parliament as saying.

Director of the IRGC Intelligence Service revealed last October that an “Israeli-Arabic” master-plan to assassinate Maj. Gen. Soleimani in his hometown in Iran was foiled.

A day earlier, a spokesman for the Iraqi Armed Forces told Sputnik that Iraqi authorities have launched an investigation into the assassination of the Iranian commander. The spokesman said that the crew of the plane that carried Soleimani to Baghdad and workers in the city’s airport are being questioned.

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