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Dueling Middle East lobbyists rush to praise Trump for Soleimani killing

Foreign agents seeking to sway the president on behalf of both warring factions in Libya are among the cheer squad.
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a statement about Iran flanked by U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Vice President Mike Pence and military leaders in the Grand Foyer at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2SBE92V1RE

Iranian-American activist Saghar Erica Kasraie lit up right-wing social media this week with a YouTube video applauding President Donald Trump for taking out Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani.

Unmentioned in her praise: Kasraie is a registered foreign agent for Libyan strongman Khalifa Hifter’s self-proclaimed Libyan National Army — one of several lobbyists for various Middle Eastern clients who’ve cheered the Soleimani strike in recent days.

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