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Iran claims to have foiled terror plot against Qasem Soleimani

The head of the IRGC’s intelligence organization claims it foiled an assassination plot on Qasem Soleimani, the IRGC’s Quds Force commander.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani uses a walkie-talkie at the frontline during offensive operations against Islamic State militants in the town of Tal Ksaiba in Salahuddin province March 8, 2015. Picture taken March 8, 2015.   REUTERS/Stringer (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT POLITICS) - GM1EB3I1GO301

According to Hossein Taeb, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Intelligence Organization, a plot to assassinate the head of Iran’s Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani has been foiled.

Taeb, who as head of the IRGC’s Intelligence Organization personally oversees the suppression of protests and arrests of journalists and activists, said that after failing in “seditions and conspiracies and polarizing the country,” the enemies of the Islamic Republic hatched a plot to assassinate Soleimani in the southeastern province of Kerman. Taeb said the plot was years in the making and originated as a “Hebrew-Arab” plot, meaning Israel and Arab countries aligned with Israel — likely in the Persian Gulf.

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