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Soleimani Ignored CIA Note
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Soleimani Ignored CIA Note

CIA Director Mike Pompeo claimed he has written a letter to Major General Qasem Soleimani, who commands the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, to warn him about US interests in Iraq.

The anti-Iran figure, who may soon replace US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, made the announcement on Saturday, asserting that the general refused to read it, the Washington Post reported as cited by Press TV. “I sent a note. I sent it because he had indicated that forces under his control might in fact threaten US interests in Iraq,” Pompeo said at a defense forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute in Simi Valley, California.  “He refused to open the letter—didn’t break my heart to be honest with you.” Battered by militant groups such as the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group, Iraq’s central government sought the help of its neighbor Iran to defend its borders and restore security to the country. Pompeo added that “what we were communicating to him in that letter was that we will hold him and Iran accountable ... and we wanted to make sure that he and the leadership of Iran understood that in a way that was crystal clear.”

 

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