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A former Iranian official has revealed secrets about Qutb forces' operations in Libya

A former Iranian official has revealed secrets about Qutb forces’ operations in Libya

Ali Akbar Salehi, a former Iranian foreign minister and former head of the Iranian nuclear watchdog, has revealed the presence of Qutb forces in Libya and the services provided to an unidentified Libyan group under the cover of the Iranian Red Cross.

Salehi said in an interview with the Corazon newspaper today, January 1, 2022, that during his visit to Libya in 2011, in the midst of the revolution in Libya, he saw the presence of the “Goods Force of Iranian Revolutionary Guards.” He helped wounded rebels during the Libyan civil war, and he created facilities with the help of the Iranian Red Cross, but he did not disclose the nature of these facilities, and why did the Quds force use the red flag? He did not specify who the Quds force was assisting.

The reports coincide with the second anniversary of the assassination of the former commander of the Goods Army, the foreign intervention unit of the Revolutionary Guards. Qasim Suleimani, By an American march near Baghdad Airport.

Qasim Sulaimani and Ali Akbar Salehi

Recognizing Suleiman’s role in appointing ambassadors to North Africa and Suleiman’s role in appointing ambassadors to special countries in the Arab Mashreq, Salehi clarified that in order to appoint Iran’s ambassador to Libya and Tunisia, he must meet with Suleiman. , And the current director, Bayman Jabali, was later appointed Tehran’s ambassador to Tunisia by the Iranian radio and television station, and Hussein Akbari was appointed ambassador to Tripoli, after which Suleimani approved their appointment.

It is noteworthy that the collaboration between the military and the Iranian Red Cross and the use of this civil society as a cover-up has been around for a long time, and in April 2020 Saeed Qassimi, the former commander of the Revolutionary Guards, revealed that he had gone to Bosnia “under the hood” with Hossainullah Karam in the 1990s. The Iranian Red Cross trained Bosnian forces there.

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Qasim’s statements provoked widespread reactions at the time, with revolutionary guards and Iranian government officials denying the allegations made by the former member of the Revolutionary Guards, and the Iranian Red Cross threatened to prosecute Qasim.

In an interview with the Corazon newspaper, Ali Akbar Salehi also noted differences over Iran’s military presence in the Syrian civil war: “Why did some say we should go to Syria?”, Referring to some Iranian government officials who opposed it. Military presence in Syria. , The Supreme Leader confirmed his involvement in the Syrian civil war to help Bashar al-Assad, the leader of the Syrian regime, until the matter is resolved by rejecting these objections.

Salehi said he had spoken to Suleiman during the secret nuclear talks with the United States in Amman and called on those who oppose the talks to put an end to them.

In a controversial audio file leaked on April 25, 2021, former Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized Iran for its unprecedented military domination, the revolutionary guards and Suleiman. Foreign policy, claiming that the Iranian government wanted a “battlefield”, accused revolutionary guards in the “diplomatic arena” of harboring Suleimani, the commander of the “war zone”, of harming Iran’s foreign diplomacy.

In another speech to the Corazon newspaper, Salehi spoke about Suleiman’s activities in Iraq, emphasizing the need for coordination in the appointment of Iranian diplomats in various countries. Friends of Hussein General Suleiman, and were in contact with him.

The late Iranian president was a key figure in the regime that played a key role in establishing the “Islamic Republic of Iran”. In Iranian diplomacy, especially in the field of appointing ambassadors to different countries.

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Rafsanjani then said that no one could appoint ambassadors to Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Afghanistan without the approval of the Quds force.