May 27, 2011

Iran's Syria Strategy: Heavy Meddle

Michael Singh, Wall Street Journal

AP Photo

A top commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Chizari was hit with sanctions last week by the Obama administration. Given his nationality, one might assume that he was sanctioned in relation to the Iranian regime's nuclear pursuits or its crackdown on dissidents. In fact, Chizari, the Quds Force Chief Qasem Soleimani, and the organization itself were targeted for abetting oppression somewhere else: Syria.

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TAGGED: Iran, Syria, Islamic Republic of Iran, Obama administration, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Quds Force of Iran

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