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Iran website denies Qasem Soleimani sidelined

A conservative Iranian website has denied reports by Arab media that Quds Force Cmdr. Gen. Qasem Soleimani has been replaced.
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A conservative Iranian website has denied reports that the Iranian commander in charge of the country’s Iraq file has been replaced.

Citing an unnamed source within the National Alliance, a coalition of Shiite parties that includes politicians with close links to Tehran, Saudi-owned Asharq Al-Awsat reported Aug. 26 that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force Cmdr. Qasem Soleimani “would be replaced” by his deputy Hossein Hamedani due to Soleimani’s inability to secure a third term for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

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